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The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Picton Castle and Gardens

Picton Castle has the largest collection of cultivated plants in West Wales and is owned and run by the Picton Castle Trust. Exotic species co-exist with native flora in forty acres of gardens.

In April, the Bluebell Walk is a haze of blue; from March onwards Peep-In-Walk provides rich diversity and colour; May peaks with the flowering of masses of Rhododendrons, many bred at Picton, including 'Salmon Jubilee' and 'Picton Maid'. The historic Walled Garden has been planted for year round interest. Treasures such as Crinodendron and Eucryphia follow, complemented by Head Gardener Roddy Milne's new introductions of hydrangeas, ornamental grasses and fresh plantings to provide autumn colour.

To the west of the Castle are The Avenues, dominated by two Giant Redwoods (Sequoiadendron --giganteum) and two massive 300-year old oaks. Rarities include the world's largest Rhododendron 'Old Port', Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans' - a conifer like a miniature forest - and a fine Metasequoia glyptostroboides which was presumed extinct until rediscovered in China in 1941.

Fact File

Opening Times: 1 April to 31st October 9.00am to 5.00pm daily - check website for winter opening
Admission Prices: Gardens Only: Adults - £7.00; Senior Citizens - £6.00; Children (aged 5 - 16) £4.00; Under 5s - FREE.
Family Day Pass: £24.50 (2 adults + 2 children - includes Castle Tour).
Gardens Plus Castle Guided Tour: Adults - £10.00; Senior Citizens (Over 60s) - £9.00; Children (aged 5 - 16) £5.00; Under 5s - FREE
Season Tickets: Adults £30.00, Senior Citizens (Over 60s) £25.00; Children £12.50; Family Ticket (2 adults +
4 children) £60.00; Under 5s - FREE
Groups: Reductions for pre-booked groups of 10 or more. Please call 01437 751326 for your Group Booking Form or visit the website.
Car/Coach Parking: Yes
Tours Available:
Specialist Director's Tours available - please contact for further details
Specialist Head Gardener Tours available - please contact for further details
Disabled Access: Yes
Toilets on Site: Yes
Special Events: Yes. Visit website www.pictoncastle.co.uk for details of year-round events.
Length of Visit: 3-4 Hours min. advised
Booking Contact: D W Evans, Director, Picton Castle & Gardens, The Rhos, Pembrokeshire SA62 4AS
Tel No: 01437 751326
Email: info@pictoncastle.co.uk
Website: www.pictoncastle.co.uk
Location: The Rhos Pembrokeshire SA62 4AS

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