Following the interesting talk by Sue Mabberley in May (see our Programme page) this year, we have arranged an outing to the her wild garden gardens.

Sue says:
Nant-y-Bedd is a 10 acre organic garden and woodland located at 1200 feet up in the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Sue has been gardening here for 40 years, assisted over the past 20 or so years by Ian.

Slowly but surely the garden has grown and evolved with various projects being added over the years,  including the natural swimming pond, the shepherd’s hut, tree-sculpture Cedric and most recently, the treehouse..

RHS recognition …

A wonderful new development in 2019 was our selection as only one of ten Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Partner Gardens  in Wales.  To be classed alongside the likes of the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Aberglasney and Dyffryn Gardens is a great privilege  – and more than a bit scary!  Well it was to start with, but now we are the Partner Garden of the Year 2022, maybe it isn’t. 

Photos by kind permission of Sue Mabberley