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July 2016

Theatre in the Gardens, Peter Pan

July 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Gates open 6.30pm, performance to begin at 7.00pm (End time is approximate) Picnic with family and friends whilst enjoying an evening of open-air theatre at Aberglasney. *Discount for tickets purchased at least 7 days in advance. Please note that children are chargeable/ticketed for this event. BOOK NOW

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August 2016

Music in the Pool Garden – Sax Pax

August 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Aberglasney’s ‘Music in the Pool Garden’ events have always been a big hit. Taking place on the first Friday of each month from May through until August they’re a great opportunity to enjoy the Gardens in the evening whilst listing to a range of live music. On Friday August 5th we’re joined by Sax Pax. Sax Pax was formed in 1983 as a sax quartet playing classical music as well as jazz. The rhythm section was added a short while…

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An Evening with the Head Gardener

August 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Join Aberglasney Head Gardener Joseph Atkin for a special evening tour of the Gardens followed by supper and an after dinner talk on the terrace in the beautiful Pool Garden. Booking essential, discount for Aberglasney Members. Book Tickets

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September 2016

Aberglasney Summer Ball

September 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - September 4, 2016 @ 1:00 am
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Raising funds for the continued restoration of these beautiful and historically important Gardens. A black tie event with dinner and dancing. The band for the evening is Symphony Sid and the Swing Kings (www.symphonysid.co.uk). Tickets are sold out. Event sponsors and supporters Barclay's Bank (www.barclays.co.uk) Bwydydd Castell Howell Foods (www.castellhowellfoods.co.uk) David Cowdry (www.facebook.com/davidcowdryart.70) Jones Television and Electrical Services (www.jones-tv.co.uk) JR Fabrications (www.jrfabrications.com) LHP Accountants (www.lhphillips.com) Maryellen's Tearooms (at Aberglasney Gardens) Monddi Design Agency (www.monddi.co.uk) Thomas Carroll (http://www.thomascarroll.co.uk/) W Kingsbury Ltd…

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National Open Doors Events, tours of upper floors of mansion

September 11, 2016
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

To celebrate Cadw's ‘Open Doors' event in September, we invite you to join a special tour of the upstairs rooms of Aberglasney Mansion, which are not usually accessible to the public. Tours are offered on both Sunday 11th September and Sunday 18th September. The number of tours we are able to offer on each day is fixed and the number of people who can be on any one tour is limited, so to avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book…

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Royal School of Church Music choral performance

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We are pleased to be the venue for a choral performance by the Royal School of Church Music, directed by Dr William Reynolds (Organist at St Mary's Church, Swansea) and accompanied by the Wales branch of The Clarsach Society (harp ensemble). Rehearsals will take place during late morning/early afternoon, in preparation for a final performance at around 2.30pm. The harpists will be rehearing separately and welcome an audience. The final performance will be in either the Mansion or in the…

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National Open Doors Events, tours of upper floors of mansion

September 18, 2016
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

To celebrate Cadw's ‘Open Doors' event in September, we invite you to join a special tour of the upstairs rooms of Aberglasney Mansion, which are not usually accessible to the public. Tours are offered on both Sunday 11th September and Sunday 18th September. The number of tours we are able to offer on each day is fixed and the number of people who can be on any one tour is limited, so to avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book…

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October 2016

Aberglasney Giant Vegetable Competition

October 16, 2016
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Back for the fourth year this record breaking event, kindly sponsored by Kings Seeds, has seen a battle of the beans, the meeting of the marrows and the conflict of the cabbages capture growers and visitors imaginations, as well as getting the attention of the National press. Last year competitors from near and far came together to show off vegetables of monster proportions including a pumpkin weighing a preposterous 194.2kg or 428.13lb grown by Ian Neale from Langstone in Gwent,…

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December 2016

Aberglasney Winter Fair

December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

  Aberglasney's Winter Fair ~ one of Wales' biggest festive events Friday 2nd December ~ 11am-4.30pm (parking at Aberglasney, no park and ride) Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December ~ 10am-4.30pm (parking at Aberglasney and free park and ride from Coleg Sir Gar’s Gelli Aur campus) A must-do of the Christmas season! Be inspired by our Mansion and two large marquees which will be packed with over 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, crafts, homeware, toiletries and…

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Aberglasney Lantern Lit Christmas Carol Service

December 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Aberglasney's beautiful Mansion House will be filled with candlelight for our annual Carol Service. The Carol service will take place at 6.00pm with free entry to the Gardens from 3.00pm. There is no charge to attend the event and complimentary mulled wine and mince pies will be served before the service. Nadolig Llawen, Merry Christmas!

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February 2017

Art in the Mansion ~ Nigel McCall

February 18 - February 25
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

An exhibition of stunning images of Aberglasney by the photographer Nigel McCall. The exhibition includes Autumn Evening at Aberglasney, which won the First Prize award in the 'Beautiful Gardens' category of the 2017 International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Nigel is Managing Director of his family's builders merchants business, Towy Works Ltd in Carmarthen. Nigel has a great interest in wildlife and landscape photography which he practices to a high professional standard. His photos have been used for publications…

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March 2017

Art in the Mansion ~ Towy Valley Camera Club

March 1 - March 16
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Club statement We are a small and friendly photographic club catering for all who own a camera. With a mix of beginners and experienced photographers, we are able to discuss all matters related to photography and learn new skills in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Most of our work is now in the digital medium. All genre are covered, and for our landscape images we are so fortunate to be located in the picturesque Towy Valley. It is a wonderful…

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Open Evening ~ Towy Valley Camera Club

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

To celebrate their exhibition at Aberglasney, Towy Valley Camera Club will be holding an open evening at the Mansion from 6.30pm. The group will have a special guest in attendance and it's a great opportunity to both meet club members and find out more about the group. The featured image was taken by A.Jones. “99” is an example of juxtaposing ideas to create an image that has reveals artistic merit and photographic skill in selecting and composing the image; as…

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Art and craft in the Mansion ~ Platform One

March 17 - March 30
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

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 ~ David Cowdry

March 31 - April 6
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Renowned Welsh artist David Cowdry returns to Aberglasney with an exhibition of more than 50 new pieces of work. His latest collection is an eclectic mix of landscapes and wildlife which capture the beauty of rural west Wales unlike the paintings of any other artist. Having arrived in Wales in 1992 to study wildlife illustration David never returned home to Kent and he now lives just outside the beautiful market town of Llandeilo with his wife. Speaking ahead of his…

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April 2017

Half Price Admission Day!

April 7
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

To celebrate the RHS's National Gardening Week in April, we're offering half price admission on Friday 7th April.

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Art in the Mansion ~ Preview Evening for Yve Kelly, Helen Llewelyn and Sarah Maria Rhys’ Exhibition

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

6.30pm-8pm Opened by Dr John Kelly The preview evening of Yve Kelly, Helen Llewelyn and Sarah Maria Rhys' exhibition, which runs from 8th-19th April. Normal admission does not apply on the preview evening and non-Members are welcome. Normal admission will apply on 8th-19th April. Find out more about the exhibition here

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Art in the Mansion ~ Yve Kelly, Helen Llewelyn and Sarah Maria Rhys

April 8 - April 21
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Artist’s Statement ~ Sarah Maria Rhys "Why an artist is moved to identify with a particular theme, and in what manner he gives expression to it, is one of the mysteries of life.  It is clearly to do with the whole network of forces that make up his unique life and being".  (quotation Herbert Whone 1996 artist & musician). I went to Art College in the sixties, Brighton, Nottingham and Goldsmiths and qualified with a Diploma in Fine Art and…

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Aberglasney Easter Explorer

April 8 - April 23
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

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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Garden Tours with Head Gardener, Joseph Atkin

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

On the second Saturday of every month from April to September, Head Gardener Joseph Atkin will be giving tours of the Gardens, which are a great opportunity to learn more about Aberglasney’s beautiful plant and floral collections. The tour will include the Old Piggeries, which were restored from their derelict state into a heritage horticulture and plant production facility in 2016 thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Tours will set off from the Mansion portico at 11am,…

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Art in the Mansion ~ ContexArt

April 21 - May 4
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

ContexArt is bringing a new exhibition to Aberglasney in April. It will be based on the theme of Seasons and will reflect the waves of colour which wash across the gardens.

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May 2017

Art and craft in the Mansion ~ Spring Gathering

May 5 - May 18
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

May’s Music in the Pool Garden ~ Jimi Webb

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 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! In May, Wales’ ‘King of Swing’ Jimi Webb returns to the Gardens. 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 Pool Garden. If we are unlucky…

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Garden Tours with Head Gardener, Joseph Atkin

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

On the second Saturday of every month from April to September, Head Gardener Joseph Atkin will be giving tours of the Gardens, which are a great opportunity to learn more about Aberglasney’s beautiful plant and floral collections. The tour will include the Old Piggeries, which were restored from their derelict state into a heritage horticulture and plant production facility in 2016 thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Tours will set off from the Mansion portico at 11am,…

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Members’ Evening

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Aberglasney Members are once again invited to join the Gardens team for a special private evening visit to Aberglasney that this year will also be an opportunity to learn more about the ‘Old Piggeries’ project and its impact on the Gardens. On Wednesday May the 17th we hope you will join us for a tour of the new glasshouse and associated buildings, as well as a general tour of the Gardens that will take you around more than an acre…

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