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Cribyn, Lampeter, Ceredigion,
Wales, SA48 7NG

01570 471116

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

April - 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.

Group Appointment: Yes

Viewing outside opening hours can be arranged. Groups welcome.

House Open for Viewing: No
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
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Disabled access to part of the garden. Annual Plant Fair in May and Outdoor Quilt Exhibition in August. RHS recommended events - see website. Tea Room with both indoor seating and outside patio area, serving a delicious selection of home-made light lunches and afternoon teas.

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. One of the 'Great Gardens of West Wales'

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire 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

Description of Garden

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.

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