High Glanau Manor, Lydart, Monmouthshire
Please note that no dogs are allowed in the Gardens or the Plant Fair (except assistance dogs)
High Glanau Manor is an important Arts and Crafts house set in 12 acres of gardens designed in 1922 by H. Avray Tipping. Tipping was the Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine from 1907 until his death in 1933. Original features, once lost, have been lovingly restored by the current owners, including an Edwardian glasshouse and large pergola. What was a rustic stone tank set into the wall with steps leading to a swimming pool, surrounded by concrete and lampposts, are now 100 ft long double herbaceous borders. These contrast with groves of rhododendrons and azaleas sweeping down over the steep stone path which leads down to the stream garden with its fernery, and primula beds along the waterside. There are far reaching views over the Vale of Usk from impressive stone terraces.
The gardens were featured on BBC Gardener's World in July 2014. Click here to see the full feature!
£6 per adult includes the Fair and Garden.
Children under 16 Free.
Parking is in the field near the road entrance to High Glanau. The House, Fair and Gardens are about a five minute walk from the car park.
Limited Blue Badge parking available at the House.
Visitors with mobility problems may be dropped off and picked up from the house.
You are welcome to drive up to the House to collect your purchases at the end of your visit.
Please follow the instructions of the parking staff on the day of the Fair.
Very limited access for those with mobility problems, with steps and steep slopes around the garden.
Accessible toilet available.
Tea and cakes will be available.