Whilst glancing through my National Trust magazine I spotted a review for a book called Gardens of Wales written by Helena Attlee with photographs by Alex Ramsay. I looks like a must for my bookshelf which will probably lead to a few more gardens being added to my ‘To Visit’ list.  It covers all gardens not just the ones owned by the National Trust.

Elizabethan, Italianate, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, conceptual and cutting-edge, its horticultural delights are as styalistically diverse as they are beautiful. This colourfully photographed book reveals the conoutry’s best gardens, from Trust-owned Powis, Bodnant and Chirk to many lesser-known gems and a few quirky delights, such as the underground garden at Dewstow in Monmouthshire.

8 Comments CherryPie on May 19th 2009

8 Responses to “One for my Wish List”

  1. liz says:

    I was going to name a place not far from here … but I can’t remember what it’s called!

    I wish I knew what i’d done with my brain.

  2. CherryPie says:

    I haven’t done many gardens in Wales yet. I really should because I am sure a lot of them are in day trip distance for me.

  3. Gallimaufry says:

    Ever been to Bodnant?

    • CherryPie says:

      No that is also on my wishlist!

      Have you been there?

      • Gallimaufry says:

        Afraid not. It’s the fact that viburnam bodnantse* was bred there that interests me. Just like hypericum hidcote (a very nice garden). *Nice plant but viburnam davidii beats it with its divine scent for three weeks in the year. I have one by the wall on my drive.

  4. Gallimaufry says:

    Serendipitiously, tonight I found this series about Bodnant on the BBC iPlayer. Only shown on BBC2 Wales so it might be worth downloading before they are taken down: