Picton Castle & Gardens
Part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Partner Gardens access scheme, Picton Castle Gardens has one of the best plant collections in Wales, notably for conifers, roses, medicinal herbs and rhododendrons. It makes a wonderful day out for all the family. Explore the shady woodland, with oaks and redwoods, where children can find the fairy doors, the exotic jungle garden, the walled garden (one of the largest in the UK), willow dens, bluebell walk, family trails and adventure playground. From spring through to autumn there’s always something interesting and colourful to discover.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Garden is 70% accessible due to nature of site
- Facilities: Wheelchair loan available
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, daily 9.5
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About the area
Wales meets the Atlantic Ocean in spectacular fashion at Pembrokeshire. Unlike the West Country, Pembrokeshire can offer the coast without the crowds, and quaint fishing villages without those huge coach parks. Volcanic eruptions and earth movements have left a tortured rocky coastline of some 160 miles, whose beauty and drama have been recognised by National Park status.
Sometimes known as ‘Little England Beyond Wales’, the county has held a fascination for English visitors ever since the first Norman warlords forced their way in 800 years ago, leaving a string of 50 fine castles in their wake. The anonymous author of The Mabinogion, an 11th-century collection of Welsh folk legends, started it all. His description of the old Celtic kingdom of Dyfed (which encompasses Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire) as ‘the land of magic and enchantment’ was perhaps the earliest written attempt to sum up the outstanding natural beauty of this wonderful westernmost outpost of Wales. This is a county where you can take it easy on the sandy beaches, make sport out of those Atlantic waves, or discover the mysteries of St David’s or the ancient Preseli Hills.
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