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July 2018

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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Art in the Mansion ~ an evening preview of Elaine Graham’s exhibtion

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The evening preview of Elaine Graham's 2018 exhibition, starting at 6.30pm. The evening preview coincides with our August Music in the Pool Garden event. There is no charge to attend the evening preview in the Mansion but admission to Music in the Pool Garden is charged at the normal rate. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-elaine-graham-2/

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Art in the Mansion ~ Elaine Graham

August 4 - 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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Theatre in the Gardens ~ Robin Hood and his Merry Men

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land who travel through Sherwood Forest as they steal from the rich to give to the poor. When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham schemes to stop the outlaws, the merry men must join with the beautiful Maid Marian to rescue Robin from the Sheriff’s evil clutches and restore peace to the forest lands. Inspired by folklore, myth and legend, this brand-new version of Robin’s notorious…

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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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Art in the Mansion ~ an evening preview of Julia Harris, June Baumber & Rhian Goodhand’s exhibition

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The evening preview of Julia Harris, June Baumber & Rhian Goodhand's September exhibition, from 6.90pm-9pm. Normal admission does not apply. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-julia-harris-june-baumber-rhian-goodhand/

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September 2018

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

September 1 - September 13

Artist Statement - Julia Harris I am a Welsh artist living in South Powys on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Parks, in a little village called Abercraf; my studio is open by appointment. (tel. 07973 717207). Where I live is a gift to any artist, as its only 3 miles from Craig y Nos Country Park in the Brecon Beacons National Parks, with its stunning beauty, and Adelina Patti’s county estate and castle, these magnificent grounds with its…

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‘Open Doors’ tours of the upper floors of the Mansion

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

In celebration of Cadw's 'Open Doors' month in September, we’re offering free tours of the upper floors of the Mansion which are not normally open to visitors on Sunday 2nd September. (Normal admission to the Gardens still applies.) The bare walls of these un-restored areas of the Mansion help tell the story of how the building evolved over time with changing architectural fashions and the rise and fall of the fortunes of Aberglasney’s residents. Tours will start at five times…

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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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Art in the Mansion ~ Peter Rossiter, Rhian Jones and Graham Newing

September 28 - October 4

An exhibition which, for the first time, brings together Peter Rossiter, Rhian Jones and Graham Newing of Pembrey Pottery. Peter Rossiter’s landscape and abstract paintings reflect his awareness of the west Wales environment. Peter’s artistic style and technique is connected to his curatorial work on his grandfather, internationally famous Martin Bloch (1883-1954). Peter said: “The works I am showing at Aberglasney were produced over several years. The exhibition shows how I explore facets of the act of painting itself, a…

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Art in the Mansion ~ a talk by Peter Rossiter

September 29 @ 11:00 am
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

To complement his Art in the Mansion exhibition from Friday 28th September until Thursday 4th October alongside Rhian Jones and Graham Newing, Peter Rossiter will be giving a talk at 11am on Saturday 29th September. The grandson of internationally famous painter Martin Bloch (1883-1954), Peter’s landscape and abstract paintings reflect his awareness of the west Wales environment. Peter said: “In my talk I will be sharing some of my influences as an artist. Starting from when I was writing about…

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October 2018

Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Autumn Propagation

October 4 @ 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 – 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 anytime (please click the link below) or by calling 01558 668998, Monday-Friday. Buy tickets

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Art in the Mansion ~ ContexArt

October 5 - October 18

Inspired by many diverse subjects, ContexArt bring a collection of pieces to the gardens illustrating their love of colour, texture and stitch. Also included is a selection of embroideries reflecting their interpretation of images from the 1914-1918 War.

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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Bulb Planting Methods

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

Learn the many different bulb planting techniques to bring early vibrancy to the border, pots, lawns and woodlands. Participants will learn many different methods and styles for the formal and informal plus some special Aberglasney methods. All this will be done just in time for you to go home and have a go this autumn. A small selection of what we use will also be available for you to try at home. Booking essential – tickets are priced at £55…

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

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The evening preview of David Cowdry's autumn 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 autumn exhibition

October 20 - October 25

The second 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 19th October 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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Member exclusive event ~ a screening of ‘Towy – The Dark River of Wales’

October 23 @ 6:00 pm

Members of Aberglasney are invited to a screening of 'Towy - The Dark River of Wales' by Richard Rees, a story about the longest river that runs entirely within the border of Wales. This stunning documentary follows the journey from sea to source as it flows through the changing landscape and seasons. The ancient meaning of ‘Towy’ is ‘dark’, but this film shows the importance of this beautiful river to the wildlife and the people that live and work along…

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Art in the Mansion ~ an evening preview of Andrew Douglas-Forbes’ autumn exhibtion

October 26 @ 6:30 pm

The evening preview of Andrew Douglas-Forbes' autumn exhibition. Everyone welcome - normal admission does not apply on the evening preview but does at all other times. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-andrew-douglas-forbes-autumn-18/

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Art in the Mansion ~ Andrew Douglas-Forbes’ autumn exhibtion

October 27 - November 2

An autumnal exhibition focusing on the change of season from late summer onwards. 'September song ', the feeling of rest that the end of summer brings and the harvest of fruit, vegetables and late summer flowers (and this year especially a second flush of flowers) have inspired 'poems in paint', subtle colour harmonies and fresh ideas. Andrew’s paintings are deep rooted in tradition - with a twist, 'quirky' subject juxtaposition including often his own collection of vernacular Welsh antiques makes…

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November 2018

Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Winter Container Planting

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

Learn how to make exciting and vibrant winter containers on a budget or to push the boat out. The session will include a number of new methods, different sized planters and ways to recycle what you have used into the garden. Another useful part of the session will be what plants to avoid and why. 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 ~ Outdoor Propagation, Cold Frames, Cuttings and Seed

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to use some very cost effective, traditional and often best methods of propagating hardy plants. This is something anyone with a garden can do just as well as a professional nursery. Participants will be able to take their work home and grow it on for their own gardens. 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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