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March 2018

Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Early Vegetables and Flower Propagation

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This workshop will specialise in early vegetables and sweet peas but will be useful for many other garden plants. Participants will learn many new plants that can be sown early for food and flowers and how to look after them in the early stages. This is a great workshop for cut flower and vegetable growers. Booking essential – tickets are priced at £55 for non-Members or £44 for Aberglasney Members. Refreshments and lunch are included in the ticket price. Tickets…

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Art in the Mansion ~ a daytime preview of NewStartArt’s exhibition

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A special daytime preview of NewStartArt's exhibition starting on Monday 12th March. You are warmly invited to join all five artists in the exhibition for the preview from 11.00. Normal admission to the Gardens applies. Group statement We are five artists from the Towy Valley returning to Aberglasney for the third time, our preview this year being on Sunday, 11th March, from 11.00. The variety of our styles always makes for a colourful and eclectic mix of paintings and home…

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Art in the Mansion ~ NewStartArt

March 12 - March 22

Group statement We are five artists from the Towy Valley returning to Aberglasney for the third time, our preview this year being on Sunday, 11th March, from 11.00. 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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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Plant Division for the Home Gardener

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come and learn how to divide your favourite herbaceous perennials so that you can make the most out of what you grow. The workshop will include the four main types of division, how to lift plants, how to store them and how to plant them. Participants will also be able to take their work home and add many new plants to their borders. Booking essential – tickets are priced at £55 for non-Members or £44 for Aberglasney Members. Refreshments and…

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

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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

March 24 - March 29

The first of two exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2018 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 23rd 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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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Seed Sowing Indoors for the Home Gardener

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to sow home collected or bought seeds in the most effective manner for the home gardener. The session will include sowing different types of seeds, how to maintain them and how to move them forward into pots and the garden. By the end of the session participants will be more than able to propagate their own seeds at home in or out doors. Booking essential – tickets are priced at £55 for non-Members or £44 for Aberglasney Members.…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Nick Holly, Alys Holly, John McVeigh, Matt Steele and John Upton

March 30 - April 19

A new exhibition for Aberglasney in 2018 by the Welsh artists Nick Holly, John McVeigh, Matt Steele and John Upton About Nick Holly Born in 1968, Nick Holly grew up in St Thomas, Swansea, what he calls ‘the doorstep of the industrial eastside’. “When I was young my playground was Kilvey Hill, the banks of the River Tawe, the docks and the ruined copper works. Inspiration lay all around me” Nick studied at the Swansea School of Art and Design,…

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April 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Ceredigion Craft Makers

April 20 - May 3

Ceredigion Craft Makers are a co-operative of over twenty artists, designer makers and craftspeople who live and work in Ceredigion. There will be a selection of the group's members at their 2018 exhibition at Aberglasney. Find out more about the co-operative at www.ccmcrafts.co.uk

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May 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Duncan Macdonald Johnson

May 4 - May 17

Carmarthenshire artist Duncan Macdonald Johnson makes a welcome return to Aberglasney in 2018, having last exhibited at the Gardens in 2005. Artist's statement My work focuses on the rural landscape of South and West Wales. Paintings are predominantly made in the field to their resolution. I use often-overlooked elements of the landscape as my subject in order to convey a sense of place, time and season, collectively this describes my home and supports my sense of belonging. I am often…

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May’s Music in the Pool Garden ~ Jimi Webb

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! Kicking off the 2018 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 ~ Sandra Phillips

May 18 - May 24

The first of two week-long exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2018 for Pendine based artist Sandra Phillips, who paints watercolours, oils, pastels and mixed media landscapes from all over Wales, offering some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the British Isles. Artist's statement It is only during the last few years that I have been able to indulge my lifelong interest in art. I am fortunate to have been born, lived and worked in an area of outstanding natural…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Summer Gathering

May 25 - May 31
June 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Sandra Phillips

June 1 - June 7

The second of two week-long exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2018 for Pendine based artist Sandra Phillips, who paints watercolours, oils, pastels and mixed media landscapes from all over Wales, offering some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the British Isles. Artist's statement It is only during the last few years that I have been able to indulge my lifelong interest in art. I am fortunate to have been born, lived and worked in an area of outstanding natural…

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June’s Music in the Pool Garden ~ The Swing Boyz

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! June’s band is The Swing Boyz, who play swing numbers from the 1930s, 40s and 50s for dancers and lovers of music from the period. If the weather is fine, The Swing Boyz will be playing out in the open in the Pool Garden. If we are unlucky and get rain, then they will take to the cover of the canopied Tearooms terrace. You are…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Pembrokeshire Craft Makers

June 8 - June 21

Group statement Pembrokeshire Craft Makers is an independent society of makers and artists founded 37 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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Art in the Mansion ~ Steven Hopkin-Jones

June 22 - June 28

'Works by Steven Hopkin-Jones' is a new one-week exhibition at Aberglasney in 2018, which will include pieces from Steven's various photographic projects. Artist's statement My love for photography began at the age of 11 when I borrowed my father’s camera, a Russian Leica copy. The need to record family life and an A level in the subject, prompted a return to further study and I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Photographic Art from the University of Wales, Newport. Alongside…

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Painting in the Gardens with Julia Harris

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the artist Julia Harris (who exhibits at Aberglasney) for the opportunity to learn more about watercolors and Julia's techniques. This is suitable for all abilities, ranging from absolute beginners to those looking for self improvement, or if you just enjoy painting. Aberglasney Gardens is the perfect location. Two dates are available: Sunday 24th June and Sunday 9th September 2018. The price is £65, which includes admission into the Gardens, tuition and all materials needed for the day. The day…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Andrew Douglas-Forbes

June 29 - July 5
July 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Creative Fusion

July 6 - July 12

The first of two one-week exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2018 for Creative Fusion. 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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July’s Music in the Pool Garden ~ Constellation Big Band

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! New at Aberglasney in 2018 is July’s act, Constellation Big Band. Formed 35 year ago, the band recreates the days of the big bands with music from Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and many more. If the weather is fine, Constellation Big Band will be playing out in the open in the Pool Garden. If we are unlucky and get rain, then they will take to…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Crafts from Carmarthenshire

July 15 - July 26

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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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Stem Cuttings

July 19 @ 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 – tickets are priced at £55 for non-Members or £44 for Aberglasney Members. Refreshments and lunch are included in the ticket price. Tickets can be bought online at…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Creative Fusion

July 27 - August 2

The second of two one-week exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2018 for Creative Fusion. 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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August 2018

August’s Music in the Pool Garden ~ Sax Pax

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! Finishing off the 2018 programme in fine style 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…

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