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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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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, 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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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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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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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

Art in the Mansion ~ Elaine Graham

August 3 - August 16

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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Art in the Mansion ~ Platform One

August 17 - August 30

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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September 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Julia Harris, June Baumber & Rhian Goodhand

September 1 - September 15

Painting in the Gardens with Julia Harris

September 9 @ 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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Aberglasney Summer Ball 2018

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - September 16 @ 1:00 am
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

A black tie evening starting with a drinks reception at 7pm followed by dinner and dancing in the Mansion. Live music will be provided by The Velveteens (www.thevelveteens.co.uk). Tickets are £45 each. Tickets are available individually (for seats on a shared table) or by the table for 8 or 10. Other configurations may be possible by request. Tickets are available online (please click the link below) or by calling 01558 668998 Monday-Friday. The evening is a fundraising event for Aberglasney…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Gower Crafts and Artisans

September 16 - September 27

Group statement We are a umbrella organisation, bringing together local crafters and artists who work in many different mediums, from wood turners to jewellers, glass blowers, photographers and many more. Our ethos is that all the crafts represented should be handmade in Wales.

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