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October 2017

Annual Giant Vegetable Competition

October 15, 2017
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - November 2, 2017
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - November 24, 2017
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

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

November 9, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - December 3, 2017
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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March 2018

Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Early Vegetables and Flower Propagation

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

This workshop will specialise in early vegetables and sweet peas but will be useful for many other garden plants. Participants will learn many new plants that can be sown early for food and flowers and how to look after them in the early stages. This is a great workshop for cut flower and vegetable growers. 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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Mothering Sunday at Aberglasney

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

Treat your Mother, Grandmother or any other special lady in your life to a relaxing, inspiring and uplifting visit to Aberglasney this Mothering Sunday. In the Mansion, it’s the first day of our 2018 ‘Art in the Mansion’ exhibition programme, which starts with a daytime preview of NewStartArt’s exhibition. The five artists in the group will be here from 11am to talk about their work and what inspires them. In the Gardens, early Narcissus are flowering and the first of…

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Art in the Mansion ~ a daytime preview of NewStartArt’s exhibition

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A special daytime preview of NewStartArt's exhibition starting on Monday 12th March. You are warmly invited to join all five artists in the exhibition for the preview from 11.00. Normal admission to the Gardens applies. Group statement We are five artists from the Towy Valley returning to Aberglasney for the third time, our preview this year being on Sunday, 11th March, from 11.00. The variety of our styles always makes for a colourful and eclectic mix of paintings and home…

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Art in the Mansion ~ NewStartArt

March 12 - March 22

Group statement We are five artists from the Towy Valley returning to Aberglasney for the third time, our preview this year being on Sunday, 11th March, from 11.00. 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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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Plant Division for the Home Gardener

March 15 @ 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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Art in the Mansion ~ an evening preview of David Cowdry’s spring exhibition

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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

March 24 - March 29

The first 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 23rd 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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Aberglasney Easter Explorer 2018

March 26 - April 16
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 From Monday 26th March, summer opening hours will commence - the Gardens will be open from 10am to 6pm, with last entry at 5pm

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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Seed Sowing Indoors for the Home Gardener

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to sow home collected or bought seeds in the most effective manner for the home gardener. The session will include sowing different types of seeds, how to maintain them and how to move them forward into pots and the garden. By the end of the session participants will be more than able to propagate their own seeds at home in or out doors. Booking essential – tickets are priced at £55 for non-Members or £44 for Aberglasney Members.…

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Art in the Mansion ~ an evening preview of Nick Holly, Alys Holly, John McVeigh, Matt Steele and John Upton’s exhibition

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

The evening preview of Nick Holly, Alys Holly, John McVeigh, Matt Steele and John Upton's exhibtion, starting at 6.30pm. Normal admission does not apply. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-nick-holly-alys-holly-john-mcveigh-matt-steele-and-john-upton/

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Art in the Mansion ~ Nick Holly, Alys Holly, John McVeigh, Matt Steele and John Upton

March 31 - April 20

A new exhibition for Aberglasney in 2018 by the Welsh artists Nick Holly, John McVeigh, Matt Steele and John Upton About Nick Holly Born in 1968, Nick Holly grew up in St Thomas, Swansea, what he calls ‘the doorstep of the industrial eastside’. “When I was young my playground was Kilvey Hill, the banks of the River Tawe, the docks and the ruined copper works. Inspiration lay all around me” Nick studied at the Swansea School of Art and Design,…

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April 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Ceredigion Craft Makers

April 20 - May 3

Ceredigion Craft Makers are a co-operative of over twenty artists, designer makers and craftspeople who live and work in Ceredigion. There will be a selection of the group's members at their 2018 exhibition at Aberglasney. Find out more about the co-operative at www.ccmcrafts.co.uk

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May 2018

May’s Music in the Pool Garden ~ Jimi Webb

May 4 @ 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! Kicking off the 2018 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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Art in the Mansion ~ an evening preview of Duncan Macdonald Johnson’s exhibition

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

The evening preview of Duncan Macdonald Johnson’s exhibition, starting at 6.30pm. Normal admission does not apply. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-duncan-macdonald-johnson/

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Art in the Mansion ~ Duncan Macdonald Johnson

May 5 - May 17

Talented and widely collected landscape artist Duncan Macdonald Johnson returns to Aberglasney for the first time since 2006. Speaking whilst making final preparations for his two-week exhibition, he talked about how pleased he was to be returning to Aberglasney: “The Mansion House is a fine and generous space in which to exhibit my work.” The exhibition, titled 'Through the Seasons' is a collection of paintings that captures the huge variation in the landscapes of Carmarthenshire. Duncan explains: “Since returning to…

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