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June 2017

Craft in the Mansion ~ Crafts from Carmarthenshire

June 16 - June 29
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Art in the Mansion ~ Andrew Douglas-Forbes and Poliana Bandeira

June 30 - July 6
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Art and antiques by Andrew Douglas-Forbes Ceramics by Poliana Bandeira Exhibition statement by Andrew-Douglas-Forbes The installation or room settings are the culmination of many trains of thought. I love and live by the Welsh phrase ‘Bara beunyddiol’ (daily bread) and all that it invokes. Firstly simplicity - not hair shirts of course but a 'basic' and simple way of being - the delight in the daily 'ness' of things... a love of natural materials, wood especially when aged - patina,…

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Recordatus

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

Poliana Bandeira and Andrew Douglas-Forbes take inspiration from the Kitchen Garden at Aberglasney Recordatus A recital to be performed by the tenor Andrew Douglas-Forbes accompanied by the pianist Konstantin Lapshin in celebration of the opening of a new exhibition of art and ceramics by the multi-talented Andrew Douglas-Forbes and the ceramicist Poliana Bandeira  on Friday 30th June 2017 with gates opening by 6.30pm The programme Debussy Clair de lune Two preludes Voiles Ce que vu le vent d'ouest   Bizet – Carmen,…

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July 2017

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

July 7 - July 20
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Friday 7th July to Thursday 20th July (normal admission applies to non-Members) Plus a 'join the artists for a glass of bubbly' evening on Wednesday 12th July from 6pm (normal admission does not apply to non-Members) The artist Julia Harris returns to Aberglasney for her 2017 exhibition, this year joined by jewellery maker June Baumber and fused glass designer Rhian Goddard. Julia said: " I am so pleased to be sharing my exhibition with June Baumber with her beautiful beads…

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July’s Music in the Pool Garden ~ Platform 1

July 7 @ 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! July’s band is local band Platform 1 from Newcastle Emlyn. Platform 1 comprises Martha Lee (vocals and lyrics), Josh Lee (vocals and lyrics) and Will Holmes (bass guitarist and records drums). The band sums up its music as ‘modern melodic folk with some electric and bass thrown in!’ Platform 1 often perform in Welsh, love to perform live and prefer smaller, more intimate gigs as…

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Garden Tours with Head Gardener, Joseph Atkin

July 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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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Stem Cuttings

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

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 £50 for Members. Refreshments and lunch are included in the ticket price. Book Tickets

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Special tours of the upper floors of the Mansion not usually open to the public

July 15
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

One of only three days in 2017 when we're offering tours of the upper floors of the Mansion which are not normally open to visitors. 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 four times during the day: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm and will delivered by Aberglasney's…

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Art and craft in the Mansion ~ Creative Fusion

July 21 - July 27
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Creative Fusion are delighted to return to Aberglasney in 2017, our relaxed and friendly exhibition will feature stunning quilts and original paintings as well as hand carved love spoons, gorgeous knitted accessories using hand dyed yarns, intricate silver jewellery, crochet shawls, stained glass, photography and much more.

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Craft in the Mansion ~ Ceredigion Craft Makers

July 28 - August 10
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Group statement Ceredigion Craft Makers are a group of highly skilled designer makers living and working in Ceredigion. Our members use a range of timeless traditional skills combined with more modern techniques to transform raw materials into a variety of items ranging from classic to avant-garde, functional to pure whimsy. A wide variety of disciplines and media are represented, including wood, ceramic, glass, metal, textiles, both fabric and wool, photography and art. We work together to host selling shows for…

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August 2017

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

August 4 @ 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! The 2017 programme finishes off in fine style with The Swing Boys, 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…

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Craft in the Mansion ~ Gower Crafts & Artisans

August 11 - August 24
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Gower Crafts & Artisans is a well established group promoting the work of crafters and artists based in and around Swansea. Its members produce high quality, hand made work which includes textiles, jewellery, fused and flame worked glass, ceramics and leatherwork.

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Garden Tours with Head Gardener, Joseph Atkin

August 12 @ 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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Theatre in the Gardens ~ Wind in the Willows

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake, will his faithful friends come to his rescue – and will he let them? Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a…

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An Evening with the Head Gardener

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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 a two-course supper and an after dinner talk on the terrace in the beautiful Pool Garden. Booking is essential. There is a discount for Aberglasney Members. Book Tickets

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Art in the Mansion ~ Frances Payne

August 25 - September 7
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

An exhibition of exquisite watercolours and sketches of plants and insects. Artist's statement Aberglasney is the perfect setting for my paintings and 2017 will be my 13th exhibition in the Mansion. I am very lucky to live in the lovely rural countryside of a west Carmarthenshire farm and all year round this provides me with a never ending source of interesting subject matter.The hedgerows in particular are such a diverse and wonderful habitat for our native wild flowers and the…

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September 2017

Art in the Mansion ~ Elaine Graham

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

The Spirit of Place Popular Ceredigion-based landscape painter Elaine Graham is pleased to present a new collection of landscape and and coastal paintings in her seventh annual show at Aberglasney Gardens. In her big brush paintery style, Elaine explores the spiritual undergrowth of Wales’ woods and valleys and the sweeping energy of the sea as it meets the shore.

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Garden Tours with Head Gardener, Joseph Atkin

September 9 @ 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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National Open Doors Events ~ tours of the upper floors of the Mansion

September 10
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

One of only three days in 2017 when we’re offering tours of the upper floors of the Mansion which are not normally open to visitors. 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 during the day: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Only around 15 people…

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National Open Doors Events ~ tours of the upper floors of the Mansion

September 17
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

One of only three days in 2017 when we’re offering tours of the upper floors of the Mansion which are not normally open to visitors. 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 during the day: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Only around 15 people…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Celf Canolbarth Cymru

September 22 - October 5
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Datganiad grŵp Rydym yn grŵp gweithgar o 40 o artistiaid, ac mae ein haelodau’n cynnwys peintwyr, cerflunwyr, darlunwyr, ffeltwyr, artistiaid ffibrau, ffotograffwyr, seramegwyr, gwneuthurwyr printiau ac artistiaid cyfryngau cymysg - pob un yn cynhyrchu ystod o waith ansawdd uchel. Mae ein grŵp yn cynnwys gweithwyr proffesiynol a phobl sy’n creu er mwyn y pleser maent yn ei gael ohono. Gan dynnu ysbrydoliaeth o sawl ffynhonnell, a chynnwys gwahanol iawn, mae gan ein harddangosfeydd apêl eang i ymwelwyr, gan ein bod…

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October 2017

Art in the Mansion ~ David Cowdry

October 6 - October 12
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

A new exhibition of work by David Cowdry is set to bring the Tywi Valley to life like never before. The paintings by the renowned local artist will go on display in the Mansion for a week from Saturday October the 7th, with a special preview evening on Friday October the 6th from 6.30pm (normal admission prices to the Gardens will not apply during the preview evening). A mix of landscapes and wildlife, David’s paintings capture the beauty of the…

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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Autumn Propagation

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

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 £50 for Members. Refreshments and lunch are included in the ticket price. Book Tickets

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Annual Giant Vegetable Competition

October 15
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Aberglasney Gardens is looking forward to its fifth annual Giant Vegetable Growing Competition – the only one in Wales. The event which takes place on Sunday October the 15th has grown in popularity every year and the team at Aberglasney is looking forward to welcoming both experienced gardeners and novices to the extravaganza which will be judged by gardening guru Medwyn Williams MBE. Medwyn will once again travel from his home in Anglesey for the extravaganza, having been blown away…

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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Bulb Planting Methods

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

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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