A fabulous six-acre garden, which has been evolving since 1996. The spring display of tulips metamorphoses into lush summer growth,
resplendent with montana clematis and building to a crescendo of dahlias, salvias and irresistible fiery autumn colour.
The brilliance of the garden is that it works as one body, despite comprising distinct areas; the Front Garden is an ebullient burst of colour; the Rickyard has swathes of planting contrasting with ordered topiary; the Courtyard is a mix of exotic architectural leaf forms and succulents.
The Orchard borders are generously planted with grasses, asters, sanguisorba and eupatorium, leading to the specie-rich marsh on the valley floor and the typical Pembrokeshire landscape beyond. The Bog Garden is centred on a striking mirrored obelisk. Nicky's Field, with its geometric display of ornamental grasses, leads down to the pond. Finally, the Magic Garden above the house affords a beautiful panorama of Mynydd Dinas (Dinas Mountain).
"I really like the way that Christina hasn't just managed to make a garden in a tricky spot but has made a beautiful and inspiring garden. Go and
see it." Monty Don on Gardeners' World
Opening times: 19th April - 27th October 2019
Admission Rates: Adults £7.00 Children 16 and under free.
Group Visits: Personal welcome and introduction. Christina remains available to your group for the duration of the visit. Pre-booked homemade refreshments served from the farmhouse. For discounted group rates please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities: Library including self-service tea and coffee. Plants for sale. Picnic area and toilet.
Disabled Access: Partial, please apply. There are lots of seats in the garden.
Car parking on site: Yes
Coach Parking: Up to midi/30-seater coach. Larger coaches park 0.5 mile away with a mini bus transfer.
Current Events: Seasonal garden walk and talk afternoons. Workshops available to pre book. Charity days. Please see website for further information.
Length of visit: 2 hours
Booking Contact: Christina Shand, Dyffryn Fernant, Dinas, Fishguard, SA65 9SP
Telephone: 01348 811 282.
Location: 2 miles east of Fishguard, 0.5 mile inland towards Llanychaer