The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Cae Hir Gardens

A Welsh garden with a Dutch history, Cae Hir is not typically British in style, yet fits comfortably among the rolling Welsh hills. Cae Hir has, since its inception, been a pioneer in blending the wild with the cultivated, and Welsh poppies, pink campion, wild garlic, bedstraw and many other wild flowers can be found scattered freely among more formal planting. Local slate is likewise used throughout in both conventional and truly innovative ways. The formal and informal effortlessly blend into one cohesive yet unpredictable whole.

Cae Hir was designed as one entity rather than a series of gardens or rooms. The beds and borders flow into each other with graceful yet masculine ease, providing the visitor with hidden paths and corners, sudden surprising views and tantalising glimpses of the garden and countryside beyond.

The culmination of over 200 years of Dutch horticulture, Cae Hir now lies in the care of the second generation of the Akkermans family who moved to Wales from Holland in 1982. A true family garden, you are assured of a warm and hearty welcome, both in the garden and tea room.

Fact File

Opening Times: Open from April 1st (Easter weekend if earlier) to October 31st.
Admission Rates: Adults: £6.00, Children: £2.00
Group Rates: Pre-booked groups of 10 or more - £5 per person
Facilities: Plant sales, tearoom
Disabled Access: Yes, partial
Toilets: Yes.
Tours/Events: May Day Bank Holiday Plant Fair. Annual outdoor Quilt Exhibition. Other events throughout season - see website for all details.
Car Parking: Yes.
Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
Booking Contact: Julie Akkermans
Cae Hir Gardens, Cribyn, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7NG
Telephone: 01570 471116
Location: West from Lampeter or east from Aberaeron on the A482. In Temple Bar turn onto the B4337 towards Llanybydder. The gardens are two miles down the road in Cribyn (left-hand side).