June has proven to be a very busy month for the two of us. We have visited many Welsh properties within one week’s time. Take a look to see where we have gone.
Our first stop- the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where curator Simon Goodenough provided an in-depth tour of the grounds and conservatory.
See if you can identify my favorite mediterranean specimens:
Our second stop- Aberglasney House and Gardens. We joined the head gardener, Joe Aitkin and one of his students, Emma for a tour around the property. The garden hosts magnificent views, high standards for horticulture, and a variety of garden types.
The third stop- Dyffryn Gardens, where we met the garden team (many kind and knowledgable folk!), Gerry Donavon (property manager), Glyn Jones (head gardner at Hidcote on Secondment for one year with Dyffryn), Judith Teasdale (author of Dyffryn Conservaton Managment Plant), and Tony Russell (woody plant specialist and consultant for Dyffryn).
The last stop- Tredegar House, where we observed a National Trust Conservation Performance Indicator meetering. We even had time to tour the property!
Many thanks are extended to those who took time to meet with us and share a piece of their passion with two Americans.