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March 2019

Art in the Mansion ~ The evening preview of David Cowdry’s spring exhibition

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The evening preview of David Cowdry’s spring exhibition is the best opportunity to view and purchase David’s sought-after artwork, and talk to the artist himself about his latest pieces. You can be assured that no pieces will be sold until the opening of the evening at 6.30pm. Normal admission does not apply.

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Art in the Mansion ~ David Cowdry’s spring exhibition

March 23 - March 28

The first of two exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2019 by David Cowdry, the talented Towy Valley based artist renowned for his ability to capture light and atmosphere. David will be holding a preview evening on Friday 22nd March from 6.30pm. If you are thinking of making a purchase, it is highly recommended that you attend the preview evening due to the popularity of David’s work. You can be assured that no sale of the paintings in the exhibition will be…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Crafts from Carmarthenshire

March 29 - April 11

Group statement We are a craft group that is dedicated to promoting high quality arts and crafts. We were established in 2006 with the aim to assist crafts people and artists in the Carmarthenshire area to market their work.

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Mothering Sunday at Aberglasney

March 31

Treat your Mother, Grandmother or any other special lady in your life to a relaxing, inspiring and uplifting visit to Aberglasney this Mothering Sunday. The Tearooms will be serving afternoon tea which includes a selection of sandwiches, a homemade scone with jam and clotted cream, a selection of homemade cakes and pastries, and unlimited Welsh Brew tea and Coaltown coffee served in vintage china, at £12 per person. Add Prosecco to the afternoon tea at £17.95 per person. Please book…

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April 2019

Aberglasney Easter Explorer

April 6 - April 28

Crack the clues to find 15 letters which spell a message! Get it right to earn your Easter egg Admission and trail FREE for children

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Art in the Mansion ~ Creative Fusion

April 12 - April 24

Group statement Creative Fusion offers a selection of interesting handmade work by individual craft makers and artists from South West Wales. Organised by four local makers and featuring a variety of guest exhibitors. Come and see original art work, hand stitched patchwork quilts and bags, silver jewellery ceramics, turned wood, textiles, and so much more.

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Orchid Study Group ~ Illustrated talk: ‘The pollination mechanisms of cloud forest orchids’ by Nick Hinton

April 13 @ 11:00 am

Nick Hinton is the horticulturalist and orchid project manager at Leonard Cheshire, a charity that helps disabled people, whatever their level of ability, to live, learn and work as they choose. His particular interest is the orchid flora of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, which he has visited on several occasions. This talk is open to all and all are welcome The Orchid Study Group will not charge for attending this talk, but normal admission to the Gardens applies to non-Members…

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Art in the Mansion ~ NewStartArt

April 26 - May 9

Group statement We are four artists from the Towy Valley returning to Aberglasney for the fourth time from 26th April to 9th May 2019. The variety of our styles always makes for a colourful and eclectic mix of paintings and home crafts influenced by what we see around us.

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May 2019

Music in the Pool Garden ~ Jimi Webb

May 3 @ 7:00 pm

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! Kicking off the 2019 programme in May is Wales’ ‘King of Swing’ and our favourite showman, Jimi Webb. Jimi is widely regarded as one of the UK’s brightest swing entertainers. His performances, which emulate the sounds and style of Michael Buble, are first class and grasp the audience from outset. If the weather is fine, Jimi will be singing out in the open in the…

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Art in the Mansion ~ The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti

May 11 - May 30

This show is a joint exhibition between The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti based in Milan, Italy. The second leg of the show will be in Milan, Italy, in the spring of 2020. The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales (RWSW) was formed by six like-minded artists, living in and around Cardiff, to exhibit and promote this medium by holding regular exhibitions of their work throughout Wales. The first exhibition was held in 1959 at the National…

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Orchid Study Group ~ Illustrated talk: ‘Conserving and growing British native orchids’ by Dr. Wilson Wall

May 18 @ 11:00 am

Dr. Wilson Wall, plant geneticist and Director of Bewdley Orchids, provides orchids of known provenance for conservation purposes. This talk is open to all and all are welcome The Orchid Study Group will not charge for attending this talk, but normal admission to the Gardens applies to non-Members of Aberglasney. If you find that you enjoy the Orchid Study Group’s talks and events, then you may wish to become a Group Member at a cost of £20 per year. Please…

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Art in the Mansion ~ The open evening for The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti’s exhibition

May 18 @ 6:30 pm

The opening evening for The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti's exhibition. The evening is open to all and normal admission to the Gardens does not apply from the start time, which is 6.30pm. Featured watercolor by Jacob Buckland. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-the-royal-watercolour-society-of-wales-and-associazione-italiana-acquerellisti/

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Art in the Mansion ~ Summer Gathering

May 31 - June 6

There is something for everyone at this colourful exhibition by established artists of West Wales who are showing work in the mediums of photography, felt, glass, jewellery, fine art, wood, metal work, willow and ceramics. For further information please email sallyrowles btinternet.com

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June 2019

Art in the Mansion ~ Pembrokeshire Craft Makers

June 7 - June 20

Group statement Pembrokeshire Craft Makers is an independent society of makers and artists founded 38 years ago to promote and market its members' work. Our renowned exhibitions present the quality, style, elegance and originality of the makers and artists of West Wales. Each year we stage an extensive range of exhibitions around West Wales including some new venues and many old favourites. We are confident you will find an excellent selection of contemporary art and craft at a wide range…

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Music in the Pool Garden ~ Sax Pax

June 7 @ 7:00 pm

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! Joining us in June is Sax Pax, a sax quartet playing classical music as well as jazz. Sax Pax were established in 1983. The rhythm section was added a short while later and 30 years on they’re still going strong. If the weather is fine, Sax Pax will be playing out in the open in the Pool Garden. If we are unlucky and get rain,…

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Theatre in the Gardens ~ ‘The Secret Garden’

June 9 @ 6:30 pm

This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner... As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? This enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike, is presented in some of the UK and Ireland’s most beautiful…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Sandra Phillips

June 21 - July 11

Artist's statement I have been interested in art and artists my entire life. Throughout my life, drawing and painting were always enjoyed but it was only when I took early retirement from teaching that I could pursue and develop this interest with a passion. I love what I paint; I paint what inspires me. It is an exciting process which is not just about making pictures, it is a journey to see and appreciate all around me. I am heavily…

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July 2019

Music in the Pool Garden ~ La Tène Jazz Trio

July 5 @ 7:00 pm

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! In July we are joined the La Tène Jazz Trio, which comprises of John Rodge on guitar, Chris Ryan on saxes & clarinet and Mark Jones on piano. The three have been working together in a number of different bands for many years and have established a unique, laid back swing style reminiscent of the cool jazz of the 50’s. If the weather is fine,…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Platform One

July 12 - August 1

Platform One Art and Craft Association is a group of like minded craft workers who work in many different mediums such as wood, leather, fabric, wool, silver, enameling, pewter, paints and many more. The Association has worked as a group for over 20 years and prides itself on not only the quality of its work but also the diverse group of personalities it has who work well as a team.

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Orchid Study Group ~ Illustrated talk: ‘Growing orchids in terraria’ by Dr. Helen Millner

July 13 @ 11:00 am

Dr. Helen Millner, botanist and educationalist, is perhaps best know for her detailed macro-photography of orchid flower structure and educational exhibitions. This talk is open to all and all are welcome The Orchid Study Group will not charge for attending this talk, but normal admission to the Gardens applies to non-Members of Aberglasney. If you find that you enjoy the Orchid Study Group’s talks and events, then you may wish to become a Group Member at a cost of £20…

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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Stem cuttings and general propagation

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to take and look after cuttings in a home situation. We will be doing tender perennials for over wintering and semi ripe cuttings of shrubs. This is a great way to learn how to keep your favourite fuchsias, Salvia or try something new or keep something very special.   Booking essential – places are priced at £55 for non-Members or £44 for Aberglasney Members. Refreshments and lunch are included in the price. Bookings can be made online at anytime (please…

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August 2019

Art in the Mansion ~ Elaine Graham

August 2 - August 15

Artist's statement Born in Vancouver, Canada, I have been painting the sea and landscapes of my native Canada since an early age, graduating with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Toronto and winning numerous awards as an up-and-coming graduate artist. In 2000 I emigrated to West Wales, attracted by the raw, wild nature of its land and seascapes and the ever changing patterns of light, wind and weather. My mission is to connect to the power, essence…

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Music in the Pool Garden ~ No Mean Biscuit

August 2 @ 7:00 pm

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! Completing our 2019 series is a new group at Aberglasney: No Mean Biscuit. The group was formed by Barry Wade of The Swing Boyz, who have performed at Aberglasney in previous years. No Mean Biscuit say that they are... 'A six piece that came about because Barry Wade thought that five good musicians he knows should be brought together, especially if he could be brought…

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Aberglasney Summer Ball 2019

August 10 @ 7:00 pm

Art in the Mansion ~ Andrew Douglas-Forbes

August 16 - August 29
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