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The Telegraph: Gardens of the Welsh Borders

22 June 2021

4 days from £2,499pp

The mountains and moorlands straddling the borders of England and Wales are carved up by wooded river valleys,
verdant farmlands, and a surprisingly rich vein of outstanding private gardens. 
 
  • Visit High Glanau Monor, one of the best-preserved Arts & Crafts houses 
  • See the work of Arne Maynard at Allt-y-Bela 
  • Lunch & a visit to Llanover House with Elizabeth Murray
  • See the private garden at Brockhampton Cottage, by designer Tom Stuart Smith 
  • Explore The Laskett, a formal garden created by Sir Robert Strong and his late wife 
  • Enjoy a visit to Wyndcliffe Court and gardens 
The tour is based at Gliffaes Country House, a small luxury hotel on the banks of the River Usk, surrounded by beautiful, mature grounds, where you can expect excellent food. This tour introduces you to the work of many key designers, some on their home patch, and offers a rare chance to explore an array of exceptional gardens in the excellent company of Helen Yemm and Sophie Piebenga who accompany you throughout the tour.

Your Accommodation

Gliffaes Country House Hotel, Crickhowell

★★★★
Overview
Gliffaes nestles among the lush hills of the BlackMountains, an impressive Italianate Victorian manor. A true countryside escape, the hotel encapsulates tradition, elegance and comfort in every way. Rooms are charmingly furnished and enjoy breath-taking views of the sublime surrounding landscape. An excellent restaurant turns out breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on seasonality and showcasing the very best of Welsh produce. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tea/ coffee making facilities 
  • Hairdryer