Gardens Open after Big Freeze
14 Jan 2009
It’s business as usual at Aberglasney following last week’s Big Freeze.
Freezing weather conditions had forced the Gardens to close its gates to the public as temperatures plummeted as low as -11C.
The sub-zero conditions turned paths and steps into icy no-go areas for visitors and the gates remained closed for five days until the weather improved.
It was the first time since its restoration 10 years ago that Aberglasney had been forced to close for an extended period. The gardens are usually open every day, except Christmas Day.
Aberglasney’s Director of Operations, Graham Rankin, said he was delighted the gardens were once again open to visitors. “I love the gardens at this time of the year. There is plenty to see during the winter months if you look carefully at what the gardens have to offer.”
Aberglasney has been specially planted to ensure year-round interest. Visitors can enjoy a wander around the unique Ninfarium which houses a superb collection of warm temperate sub-tropical plants from all over the world.
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