Tucked beneath the Pembrokeshire Preseli Hills, close to the source of the bluestone dolerite rock used to build the inner circle of Stonehenge, is "a magical and inspirational garden like no other. Not yet on every garden lovers radar, but believe me it soon will be, for when a garden is this good word soon gets around"
Created by Christina Shand since 1996 on a 6 acre patch of Pembrokeshire wilderness the garden has evolved within the topography of the old farm and wild landscape with a lack of topsoil, abundance of rock leading to marsh with underlying blue clay. These conditions have been turned to advantage, always working with what is given. The result is intensive planting of colour, foliage and form giving way to borders that cope with a high water table and even wetter Bog Garden. Nicky's Field has geometric blocks of ornamental grasses that play with the wind.
Described as "Brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed this garden works as a whole despite having many distinct areas. It also portrays the personality of its creator better than any other garden I know, from its heart full of colour and fun to its contemplative, wistful fringes, this is Christina's garden".
RHS Partner Garden, one of the seven Great Gardens of West Wales. Quotes, Tony Russell.
Opening times: Please always check our website dyffrynfernant.co.uk as these are now variable.
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. Please see dyffrynfernant.co.uk for group rates.
Facilities: There is a Library open to visitors. Plants for sale. Toilet. Please bring a flask or picnic to enjoy in the garden.
Disabled Access: The garden is unsuitable for disabled access. There are lots of seats for those who like to take it slowly.
Car parking on site: Yes
Coach Parking: Large minibus can park on site. Coaches park 0.5 miles away with a minibus transfer
Current Events: Seasonal garden walk and talk afternoons. Please see website for updates and 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.
Updated: March 2023