Author Archives: Gardener

The Cottage in the Garden

Come and taste the dream. Open your door to the morning sun, the abundant garden and views of the Preseli Hills, stay in Y Bwthyn Bach, our small holiday cottage in the heart of this peaceful location. Recent guest comments: … Continue reading

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The Times

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 … Continue reading

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Get Involved

We are recruiting volunteers now! email Christina@dyffrynfernant.co.uk  or telephone 01348 811282   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 … Continue reading

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Dreamscapes

We are delighted to be in Dreamscape Claire Takacs first solo book, Claire has photographed 70 of her favourite gardens internationally in this beautiful book. Of Dyffryn Fernant: “This is a skillfully created garden that comes straight from the heart, … Continue reading

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Season Tickets and 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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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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Workshops at Dyffryn Fernant

Garden Making with Christina Shand, propagation with Andrew Chapman BSc Hons (Hort), looking at different aspects of garden making. These workshops can be tailor made to suit your requirements and can be booked for groups of five or more. Garden … 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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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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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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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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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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Whats coming…

Walks and Talks, New Sculpture, Garden Talks. Walks and Talks; Our final Walk and Talk for 2018 is Sunday September 16th 2018 2-4pm The garden in Autumn. We will meet in the Library for refreshments and an introduction. Christina will then … Continue reading

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Walk and Talk Sunday 16th September

The garden in Autumn. Our final Walk and Talk for 2018 is on Sunday September 16th 2-4pm We will meet in the Library for refreshments and an introduction. Christina will then lead an informal walk, taking an intimate look around the … Continue reading

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Charity Day for Shalom House

Special charity open day for Shalom House on Saturday 8th September 12 – 6pm.   We are delighted to be able to throw open the garden gate for Shalom and hope that you come and enjoy the garden, the tea, … Continue reading

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NGS Open Day 2nd September 2018

The next NGS day is Sunday 2nd September.  We are open from 11am to 6pm. This is our final NGS day for the 2018 season. With late summer moving into autumn, the recent rain has refreshed the garden, and the low … Continue reading

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National Garden Scheme open day August 5th 2018

The next NGS day is Sunday 5th August 2018. We are open from 11-6.           The garden is in full swing with all the summer specimens planted out and the various different plantings maturing nicely in spite … Continue reading

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Summer Walk and Talk Sunday 15th July 2018 2-4 pm

  Join Christina Shand, the creator of the garden, for an intimate look at Dyffryn Fernant in Summer. Meet in the library for refreshments, then during a walk Christina will highlight the best seasonal plants and discuss how she grows … Continue reading

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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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Spring Walk and Talk Sunday 20th May 2018 2-4 pm

  Join Christina Shand, the creator of the garden, for an intimate look at Dyffryn Fernant in Spring. Meet in the library for refreshments, then during a walk Christina will highlight the best seasonal plants and discuss how she grows … Continue reading

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