The majority of private gardens in Wales are part of the National Gardens Scheme, a charitable trust. In addition to their published opening dates many gardens will open by appointment. Details of these gardens can be found in the annual ‘Yellow Book’ or on the website: www.ngs.org.uk
Visiting Private Gardens in Wales
Use the ‘Garden Finder’ tool to find gardens presented in the following ‘county’ areas:
Anglesey, Aberconwy, Gwynedd, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire & Carmarthenshire.
Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham.
Breconshire, Montgomery and Radnor.
Glamorgan & Gwent:
Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Newport, Neath-Port Talbot & Swansea Bay.
The National Gardens Scheme County Organisers are useful contacts who may be able to assist you in finding private gardens suitable for your clients. Some may be able to provide a bookings/guide service for an appropriate fee (note this would be on a private independent basis, not associated with the National Gardens Scheme).
National Gardens Scheme County Organisers
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
The RHS website includes a ‘garden finder’ section from where you can download a pdf which includes selected gardens in Wales recommended by the RHS: www.rhs.org.uk