Veddw House Garden, Devauden is set in the wonderful countryside of the Welsh border above Tintern. There are two acres of ornamental garden and two acres of woodland. A favourite part with visitors and gardeners wanting a break from looking at weeds is the dramatic reflecting pool. The local landscape of rolling hills is reflected in the sinuous hedges that lead to the pool and provide the perfect backdrop for other planting schemes. Anne has a great interest in the history of the local landscape and has incorporated this into the garden design, in particular a large parterre of grasses in a pattern of box hedges based on the local Tithe Map of 1842.
Much of the garden was made on ancient grassland, which has been conserved in many parts of the garden, especially the meadow. Veddw was featured as an inspirational garden on Alan Titchmarsh's 'Love Your Garden', on Escape to the Country, and on Welsh television. It was voted one of Britain's best 100 gardens in 2018 and in 2019 it was also one of Wales' 3 best. Veddw is also one of Alan Titchmarsh's 10 best British gardens.
Located in the Wye Valley AONB between Chepstow and Monmouth.
Opening Hours: -
Coach parties by arrangement in May, June, July, August, September.
Casual visits 1st and 3rd Sundays in June, July, August and September, 2-5pm.
Entrance Fee (free map of garden):-
Adults - £8.50
Children under 14 - £1.50 (children under one yard long free)
Dogs welcome on a lead, as long as they don't eat people
Generous on-site parking available for cars
Telephone Number - 01291 650836
Mobile Number - 07367582166 (but no signal at home)