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May 2019

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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Art in the Mansion ~ Summer Gathering

May 31 - June 6
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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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Music in the Mansion ~ Afternoon tea & classical piano with John James

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Part of Aberglasney's 2019 Music in the Mansion Weekend and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Gardens. John James of James Music in Carmarthen will be playing classical piano favourites in the main hall of the Mansion at 2pm until 3.30pm. Alongside the recital, afternoon tea will be served in the main hall at a price of £12 per person or £17.95 with the addition of prosecco - please pre-book by calling the tearooms directly…

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Music in the Mansion ~ Lisa Jones & Emma Gibbins

June 28 @ 7:00 pm

Part of Aberglasney's 2019 Music in the Mansion Weekend and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Gardens. Mezzo-soprano Lisa Jones accompanied by pianist Emma Gibbins performs ‘A Garland of Song’. Tickets are £15 each and include a welcome drink and admission to the Gardens from 3pm - please book online by clicking the link below. The Tearooms will be open until 7pm should you wish to enjoy a pre-recital supper overlooking the Pool Garden. Lisa…

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Music in the Mansion ~ Afternoon tea & classical piano with John James

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Part of Aberglasney's 2019 Music in the Mansion Weekend and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Gardens. John James of James Music in Carmarthen will be playing classical piano favourites in the main hall of the Mansion at 2pm until 3.30pm. Alongside the recital, afternoon tea will be served in the main hall at a price of £12 per person or £17.95 with the addition of prosecco - please pre-book by calling the tearooms directly…

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Music in the Mansion ~ Andrew Douglas-Forbes & Konstantin Lapshin

June 29 @ 7:00 pm

Highly acclaimed operatic tenor Andrew Douglas-Forbes and world-renowned Russian pianist Konstantin Lapshin. Tickets are £15 each and include a welcome drink and admission to the Gardens from 3pm - please book online by clicking the link below. The Tearooms will be open until 7pm should you wish to enjoy a pre-recital supper overlooking the Pool Garden. Buy tickets

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Music in the Mansion ~ Carmarthenshire young musicians

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Part of Aberglasney's 2019 Music in the Mansion Weekend and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Gardens. Performances by some of the county’s brightest young talents. Normal admission prices apply to non-Members of Aberglasney. Seating will be provided for around 70 people. Bookings not required.

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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. On entry to the talk, the Orchid Study Group will charge non-members of the Orchid Study Group £3. On entry to the Gardens, normal admission applies to non-members of Aberglasney. Membership of the Orchid Study Group is £20 a year – for information on how to join, please visit www.orchidstudygroup.org.uk Please check that everything is going to plan, especially…

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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 - August 11 @ 12:30 am

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 Wales' King of Swing, Jimi Webb. 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…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Andrew Douglas-Forbes

August 16 - August 29
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Welsh Orchid Festival

August 31 - September 1
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September 2019

Art in the Mansion ~ Now We Are Nine

September 9 - September 19

'Now we are Nine' is an eclectic group of artists and makers from across Wales, showcasing their work in a range of media to include: painting, print making, felt art, glass, jewellery, wood, metal work, sculpture and more! The group, organised by three established artists: Anita Woods, Ali Scott, Ag Cain, features a variety of exciting guest exhibitors. There will be something of interest for everyone at this vibrant exhibition.'

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Art in the Mansion ~ Robert Gladden

September 20 - September 26

Now a resident of south west Wales, Robert (born 1965) had, until the end of last year, lived mainly under the vast skies of eastern England. Although an alumnus of The Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture (1994/95), Robert is a largely self-taught artist, working mainly in mixed media using combination of watercolour, pen and ink, oil pastel and collage. With a background in architecture (he was part of the team tasked with the completion of Bury St Edmunds cathedral,…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Charlotte Leadbeater

September 28 - October 3

Artist's statement I am very pleased to be showing my work at Aberglasney Gardens, linking the old association with its early days, in 1999, when a small Russian ballet company from Swansea, came to enjoy the environment, with performance. My new work with the dancers will be on show, as well as the musicians I have been privileged to meet and draw, during the acclaimed music festivals in Llandeilo. Music has always been a great love for me, to sing,…

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Art in the Mansion ~ a talk by Charlotte Leadbeater and exhibition opening

September 28 @ 10:30 am

In celebration of her exhibition at Aberglasney, Charlotte Leadbetter will be giving a talk in the main hall of the Mansion on Saturday 28th September at 10.30am. Following the talk, the exhibition will be opened with drinks served from around midday. All are welcome! Find out more about Charlotte's exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-charlotte-leadbetter-2019/

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October 2019

Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Autumn propagation

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This class covers propagation including hardy annuals, biennials, perennials and winter vegetables under glass. It will also include how to look after them and how to get tender perennials through the winter. 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 click the link below) or by calling 01558 668998, Monday-Friday. Book onto this workshop

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