Veddw House Garden
Veddw House Garden is five miles northwest of Chepstow, and was created by gardener and gardening writer, Anne Wareham, alongside her husband Charles, a garden photographer. Altogether there are four acres; two of ornamental garden and two of woodland. There is also an enchanting reflecting pool. The garden is a mixture of planning and nature, with areas of ancient grassland incorporated into the design. Among the features at Veddw House are an orchard, a windfall garden, a hazel coppice, and a forest that includes an unusual TV room. Photo credits: all photos - Charles Hawes
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Toilet access problematic. Steep slopes.
- Opening Times: Open Jun-Aug, Sun only 2-5. Groups by appointment
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About the area
In their bid to control the borderlands of Monmouthshire – also known as the Marches – the Normans built a triangle of castles: Grosmont, Skenfrith and White. At first, they were simple wooden structures strengthened by earthworks, but when the lively Welsh refused to stop attacking them, it was decided more permanent fortresses were needed. All three are worth a visit and the views from the battlements at White Castle over the surrounding countryside to the Black Mountains are stunning, as is all the scenery in this area – consisting of a patchwork of low hills, hidden valleys, fields criss-crossed with hedgerows and small belts of woodland.
Monmouth itself makes a great base to explore the beautiful Wye Valley, as well as being known as the home of Rockfield Studios, where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody in 1975. The largest town in the county, Abergavenny is creating a name for itself as the foodie capital of the Usk Valley, and has held a weekly cattle market on the same site since 1863. Its location just six miles from the English border means it’s often described as the ‘gateway to Wales’.
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