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Lessons from the Garden

Congratulations to the MYTHOS SHORT STORY WINNER Lessons from the Garden by Lisa Vickers The shepherd walked across the field, his crook in his hand.  The grasses rustled in the gentle breeze and the blackbird sang a sweet melody from … Continue reading

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Eliza Anwen and the Myth of the Golden Oak

Mythos short story competition Congratulations to Dora Ashe the joint winner in the junior category Eliza Anwen and the Myth of the Golden Oak It was a perfect day. The sun was shining and I could feel the warm glow on my … Continue reading

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Moon Maiden

Mythos short story competition Congratulations to Rhiannon, Linus and Theo for their story Moon Maiden the joint winner in the junior category Moon Maiden   For thousands of years, the world of gods and the world of mortals have stayed … Continue reading

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The Cottage in the Garden

Enjoy the garden when it is closed. Stay in Y Bwthyn Bach, our small holiday cottage situated in the heart of this peaceful location, and open your door to the morning sun, the abundant garden and views of the Preseli … Continue reading

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The Times June 3rd 2017 No.1 of 20 great gardens. The best places to visit this summer…

1. Dyffryn Fernant, Fishguard Pembrokeshire. “Beautifully conceived small gardens brimming with rich, contemporary planting surround a glowing raspberry-fool coloured house, while a bog garden subtly gives way to a wetland-valley floor. The best domestic garden in Wales.” Stephen Anderton, The Times

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Mythos

Mythos short story closing date 17th September, and then the judging begins…

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Gardens Illustrated

Dyffryn Fernant was featured in the September 2016 issue of Gardens Illustrated magazine, where Noel Kingsbury explores the ‘blurred boundaries’ between garden and landscape.             With wonderful photos taken by Claire Takacs.       … Continue reading

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NGS open days 2018

NGS Sundays for 2018 are 6th May 5th August 2nd September We hope to be hosting further days for two local charities, Shalom Hospice, and Fishguard Rainbow Support centre. We will post details as they become available.

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Mythos Exhibition

Curated by Flow gallery London; Keiko Mukaide works in glass, Melanie Tomlinson works in metal, Buddug Wyn Humphreys works in enamel. More details here.

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NGS Open Day Sunday September 3rd 2017

Our Autumn open day is this coming Sunday 3rd of September. We are open for the NGS from 11-6 and homemade teas will be available all day. We also have a good selection of plants for sale. Thats it for this year … Continue reading

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NGS Open Day Sunday August 6th 2017

Our Summer open day is this coming Sunday 6th of August. We are open for the NGS from 11-6 and homemade teas will be available all day. We also have a good selection of plants for sale. This year, there will … Continue reading

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NGS Open Day Sunday May 7th 2017

Our Spring open day is this coming Sunday 7th of May. We are open for the NGS from 11-6 and homemade teas will be available all day. We also have a good selection of plants for sale. This year, there … Continue reading

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Talk: Between a Bog and a Hard Rock

Christina shows in this talk the development and inspiration behind the making of Dyffryn Fernant Garden, which she started from a wilderness in 1996. Dyffryn Fernant, Christina’s garden, is a personal statement, her response to the landscape in which it … Continue reading

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Get Involved

We are recruiting volunteers for our 2017 season! Do you want to: Learn new skills Meet new people Grow your horticultural knowledge Work in a beautiful environment! In return: You will receive FREE entry into the garden for the season … Continue reading

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Great Gardens of West Wales

Dyffryn Fernant is a founder member of the Great Gardens of West Wales initiative, seven special gardens which are among the treasures of the region. Visitors presenting the GGWW passport will benefit from a variety of attractive promotions, individual to … Continue reading

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Season Tickets & Gift Vouchers

For the garden lover in your life, Gift Vouchers and Season Tickets will bring pleasure throughout the coming year. There are so many reasons to use a Season Ticket: See how the garden changes, watch the movement of light and … Continue reading

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Gardeners’ World Broadcast

On 7th March 2014, Dyffryn Fernant was featured on BBC Gardeners’ World as part of Joe Swift’s mini-series Gardening Against the Odds. Watch the full clip here: The full programme is available on BBC iPlayer until 27th June 2014.

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Gardens in Normandy: The Famous, Infamous, Ancient & Modern

A personal selection of some lesser-known gardens in Normandy, from the 17th century Chateau Brecy to the 20th century Jardin Plume, the making of which started in 1996, the same year as Dyffryn Fernant.               … Continue reading

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Landscape Man

In 2011, Dyffryn Fernant made a television appearance on Channel 4’s Landscape Man with Matthew Wilson and was described as an ‘intelligent, interesting and inspirational garden’.  

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Local Radio Broadcast

On 27th April 2014, Christina was invited to talk about Dyffryn Fernant live on the Jamie Owen show on BBC Radio Wales. Listen to the full interview here:

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