The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Dyffryn Fernant

An ambitious garden of 6 acres, created since 1996. A Spring display of tulips is followed by a succession of Summer growth, starting with montana clematis and building up to a crescendo of dahlias, salvias and Autumn colour.

The success of the garden is that it works as a whole despite having many distinct areas; The Front Garden is an ebullient burst of colour, the Rickyard has swathes of planting contrasting with ordered topiary, the Courtyard a mix of exotic architectural leaf forms and succulents.

The Orchard borders are generously planted with grasses, asters, sanguisorba, eupatorium et. al. leading out to the specie rich marsh on the valley floor and the Pembrokeshire landscape beyond.

The Bog Garden, centred by a shining Obelisk, is particularly impressive.

Nicky's Field, a geometric display of ornamental grasses, leads on to the pond. The Magic Garden above the house affords a full view of Mynydd Dinas (Dinas Mountain).

"This is the very best of Atlantic coast garden making" - Noel Kingsbury in Gardens Illustrated 2016

“Best domestic garden in Wales” - Stephen Anderton in The Times June 2017.

Fact File

Opening times: 31st March– 28th October 2018
Admission Rates: £7.00 Children 16 and under free.
Group Visits: For group prices please email
Personal welcome and introduction, Christina remains available to your group for the duration of the visit.
Facilities: Library including self service tea and coffee, pre-booked homemade refreshments for groups served from the farm house, plants for sale for current list please see our website 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: Workshops available to pre book. Seasonal garden walk and talk afternoons. 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: 2miles east of Fishguard, 0.5 mile inland towards Llanychaer SA65 9SP

Updated 14/12/2017

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