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Cae Hir

Cae Hir

SA48 7NG

tel: 01570 471116

Area: Wales
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Cae Hir -- Wales
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Cae Hir
Last Update*  26-04-2014

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 Opening Days and Hours

NOTE for 2015: Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

Easter - October; every day, Open Bank Holidays; 10am - 5pm

Parties / Coaches: Yes
Groups and Tours are welcome. Please book in advance. Guided tours and lunches, afternoon tea etc can be booked.
Groups / Coaches need Appointment: Yes
Viewing outside opening hours can be arranged. Groups welcome.

House Open for Viewing: No

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National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
From mid May to mid July and August/September
To see:
All areas.
 Admission Prices
Adults/OAPs 6 Children 2
Groups 5 per person
 Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Shop: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Teas: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:
Disabled access to part of the garden. Charity openings.
Tea Room with both indoor seating and outside patio area, serving a delicious selection of home-made light lunches and afternoon teas.
Events throughout the Season.
Small gift shop selling local crafts and garden souveniers.
The book "A One Man Job (if not I'm a Dutchman)" was written by Wil Akkermans detailing, in short anecdotes, the adventure of moving his family from his native Holland to West Wales in order to follow his dream of creating a garden. Available to buy in our gift shop.
Disabled information plus mobility and walking aids
 Garden Features & Events
Local slate stone work.
Stunning selection of mature trees
Delightful Semi-Wild Water and Wildlife Garden complementing the natural meandering stream bordering the bottom of the garden.
RHS Partner Garden.
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
 Description of Garden
Designer: Wil Akkermans
This six acre garden was created and was, until 2009, solely maintained by the owner, Wil Akkermans. It now lies in the hands of Wil's son and daughter, Stuart and Julie. The objective and soul of the garden remains the same however, this being to find the right balance between wild and cultivated to achieve the natural look which, in the setting of this garden, is essential.

Apart from the extensive, though informal, herbaceous beds there is a very good selection of ornamental trees. Glorious rhododendrons set the garden ablaze in Spring. There are formal ponds and small natural lakes. Set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, the natural look, which includes many wild plants in the design, is particularly appealing and appropriate, without ever seeming unkempt.
 History of Garden
Started in 1985 and first opened in 1989 on the centenary of the owner's father's birth. The owner was previously a French teacher but it is apparent that gardening was in his blood and he triumphantly succeeded in turning four, partially marshy, fields that were previously used for rough grazing, into this extraordinary garden - entirely by himself.
 Nearby Wales Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Falcondale, Lampeter
Ty Mawr, Ciliau Aeron
Granell, Llanwnen
Ty Mawr, Ciliau Aeron
The Falcondale, Lampeter
The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron
The Daffodil, Horeb
Inns & Pubs:
Black Lion, Lampeter
Grannell Hotel, Llanwnnen
Vale of Aeron, Felinfach
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Glorious countryside, Market towns of Lampeter and Newcastle Emlyn, Coastal Towns of Aberaeron and Aberystwyth. Welsh Botanical Gardens and Aberglasney Gardens both less than an hour away
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The garden information above was last updated on 26-04-2014

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