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October 2018

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

October 26, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - November 2, 2018

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

Winter Admission Offer including Sunday Roasts in the Tearooms

November 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019

Visit the Gardens between 1st November 2018 and 28th February 2019 and receive a voucher to the value of your admission to spend in the Tearooms. Admission throughout the period will be £7.73 per adult (age 17 or over), with children up to the age of 16 being free. The usual option to Gift Aid admission won't be available. Combine the Winter Admission Offer with Sunday Roasts in the Tearooms The Winter Admission Offer is the perfect partner to our…

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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Winter Container Planting

November 1, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Seed Collecting, Cleaning and Storing

November 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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. 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 £44 for Aberglasney Members. Refreshments and lunch are included in the ticket price. Tickets can be bought online…

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The Winter Fair 2018 at Aberglasney

November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Music and dance performances timetable Friday 30th November 11.30am–12pm - Ysgol Gymraeg Teilo Sant 1.30–2pm - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr Saturday 1st December 10–10.30am - Court Henry Primary School 10.45–11.45am - Côr Persain Ladies Choir 12-1pm – Lleisiau’r Llan 1.15–2.15pm - The Water Wheel Singers 2.30–3.30pm - Catwg Handbells Sunday 2nd December 10–10.30am - Llandybie Primary School 10.45–11.45am - Llandeilo Town Band 12–1pm - Dawnswyr Tipyn o Bopeth 1.15–2.15pm - Dawnswyr Tipyn o Bopeth 2.30–3.30pm - Côr Merched Tybie Ladies Choir…

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December 2018

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

December 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 £44 for Aberglasney Members. Refreshments and…

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Carol service

December 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Revd Canon Sian Jones will lead a carol service in the hall of the Mansion on Sunday 16th December at 6pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for admission and complimentary mulled wine and mince pies will be served. Seating in the hall is limited to around 80 so, regretfully, a seat cannot be guaranteed.

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‘Aberglasney ~ A Calendar Year’ by Nigel McCall

December 21, 2018 - February 28, 2019

An exhibition of images of Aberglasney from the across the year by award winning photographer Nigel McCall, in the Bay Window Room of the Mansion.

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February 2019

Orchid Study Group ~ Orchid cultivation Q&As

February 16 @ 11:00 am

The Orchid Study Group's February event is a Q&A session on orchid cultivation, which should be of special interest to beginners with orchids or those who have problems with their orchids. This event is open to all and all are welcome The Orchid Study Group will not charge for attending this talk, but normal admission to the Gardens applies to non-Members of Aberglasney. If you find that you enjoy the Orchid Study Group’s talks and events, then you may wish to become…

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March 2019

Orchid Study Group ~ Illustrated talk: ‘Orchids on the brink of extinction’ by Dr. Jack Wade of Swansea University

March 16 @ 11:00 am

Dr. Jack Wade of Swansea University is an authority on the use of fungal molecular ecology to aid the conservation of the endangered Fen Orchid. This talk is open to all and all are welcome The Orchid Study Group will not charge for attending this talk, but normal admission to the Gardens applies to non-Members of Aberglasney. If you find that you enjoy the Orchid Study Group’s talks and events, then you may wish to become a Group Member at…

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Art in the Mansion ~ The evening preview of David Cowdry’s spring exhibition

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The evening preview of David Cowdry’s spring 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 spring exhibition

March 23 - March 28

The first of two exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2019 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 22nd March 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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Art in the Mansion ~ Crafts from Carmarthenshire

March 29 - April 11

Group statement We are a craft group that is dedicated to promoting high quality arts and crafts. We were established in 2006 with the aim to assist crafts people and artists in the Carmarthenshire area to market their work.

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Mothering Sunday at Aberglasney

March 31

Treat your Mother, Grandmother or any other special lady in your life to a relaxing, inspiring and uplifting visit to Aberglasney this Mothering Sunday. The Tearooms will be serving afternoon tea which includes a selection of sandwiches, a homemade scone with jam and clotted cream, a selection of homemade cakes and pastries, and unlimited Welsh Brew tea and Coaltown coffee served in vintage china, at £12 per person. Add Prosecco to the afternoon tea at £17.95 per person. Please book…

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April 2019

Aberglasney Easter Explorer

April 6 - April 28

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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Art in the Mansion ~ the evening preview of Exhibition Eleven

April 10 @ 6:30 pm

The evening preview of 'Exhibition Eleven', starting at 6.30pm. All are welcome and normal admission to the Gardens does not apply on the evening. Find out more about the exhibition at the exhibition listing

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Art in the Mansion ~ Exhibition Eleven

April 11 - April 23

'Exhibition Eleven' is the culmination of work produced by a group of artists and makers. The show is a product of their BA2 sculpture degree at the Carmarthen School of Art, allowing the eleven an opportunity to showcase their art to a wider audience. The beautiful setting of Aberglasney Gardens has given the artists a compelling environment in which to host their multifaceted collection. Over the last 10 weeks the group have individually produced pieces that represent their personal interests…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Creative Fusion

April 12 - April 24

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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Orchid Study Group ~ Illustrated talk: ‘The pollination mechanisms of cloud forest orchids’ by Nick Hinton

April 13 @ 11:00 am

Nick Hinton is the horticulturalist and orchid project manager at Leonard Cheshire, a charity that helps disabled people, whatever their level of ability, to live, learn and work as they choose. His particular interest is the orchid flora of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, which he has visited on several occasions. This talk is open to all and all are welcome The Orchid Study Group will not charge for attending this talk, but normal admission to the Gardens applies to non-Members…

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Art in the Mansion ~ NewStartArt

April 26 - May 9

Group statement We are four artists from the Towy Valley returning to Aberglasney for the fourth time from 26th April to 9th May 2019. The variety of our styles always makes for a colourful and eclectic mix of paintings and home crafts influenced by what we see around us.

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May 2019

Music in the Pool Garden ~ Jimi Webb

May 3 @ 7:00 pm

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! Kicking off the 2019 programme in May is Wales’ ‘King of Swing’ and our favourite showman, Jimi Webb. 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…

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Orchid Study Group ~ Illustrated talk: ‘Conserving and growing British native orchids’ by Dr. Wilson Wall

May 18 @ 11:00 am

Dr. Wilson Wall, plant geneticist and Director of Bewdley Orchids, provides orchids of known provenance for conservation purposes. 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 if you’re making…

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Art in the Mansion ~ The open evening for The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti’s exhibition

May 18 @ 6:30 pm

The open evening for The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti's exhibition. The evening is open to all and normal admission to the Gardens does not apply from the start time, which is 6.30pm. Featured watercolor by Jacob Buckland. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-the-royal-watercolour-society-of-wales-and-associazione-italiana-acquerellisti/

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