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July 2017

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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Art in the Mansion ~ NewStartArt

October 13 - October 26
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

We are a group of four artists in the Upper Towy Valley painting and drawing in various mediums.  Although our styles are very different, we all take inspiration from our beautiful surroundings. Our exhibition at Aberglasney (13th to 26th October) will cover a broad range of subjects from landscape, seascapes of Pembrokeshire, images of Aberglasney, life drawing, portraits, floral subjects, still life and more abstract work. Gorica Bulcock Sue Reah Val Fowler Tanya Rotherfield

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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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Art in the Mansion ~ Andrew Douglas-Forbes & Friends

October 27 - November 2
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

A new exhibition of work by Andrew Douglas-Forbes, Poliana Bandeira, Ann Goodfellow & Mark Morris Preview evening - Friday 27th October from 6.30pm (normal admission charges do not apply) Exhibition - Saturday 28th October to Thursday 2nd November (normal admission charges do apply) A new exhibition which brings together some of Wales most accomplished artists will open at Aberglasney Gardens on Saturday October the 28th. Andrew Douglas-Forbes’ paintings are held in private collections across the world and are renowned for…

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November 2017

Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Winter Container Planting

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

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

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Art in the Mansion ~ Towy Valley Camera Club

November 3 - November 24
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Outdoor Propagation, Cold Frames, Cuttings and Seed

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

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

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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Seed Collecting, Cleaning and Storing

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Learn how to make the most of the seeds your garden produces either to keep or to share. Participants will learn how to collect, clean and store seeds of many different types of plants and seeds. They will also be able to take their work home and enjoy propagating it in the future. 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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December 2017

Aberglasney Winter Fair

December 1 - December 3
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Aberglasney’s Winter Fair ~ one of Wales’ biggest festive events Friday 1st December ~ 11am-4.30pm (parking at Aberglasney, no park and ride) Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd 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 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, art, crafts,…

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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Plant Division for the Home Gardener

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

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 £50 for Members. Refreshments and lunch…

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Candle Lit Christmas Carol Service

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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. A collection will be made on behalf of Llangathen Parish Church. Nadolig Llawen, Merry Christmas!

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