The North Lawn & Yew Tunnel

The approach to the house has seen the passing of many generations. No one knows what the house looked like in its early days but in Victorian times its windows gazed out over the North Lawn’s archery butt and croquet lawns. The Yew Tunnel is thought to have been planted by the Dyer Family in the eighteenth century and is a glorious fusion of thick tree trunks.


This unique garden was completed in 2005 and houses many sub-tropical and exotic plants. The glass atrium is built above the ruinous central rooms of the mansion.


This stone archway was taken to be a picturesque folly by the Victorians. Recent surveys however have revealed that the archway was part of a Gatehouse.

Cloister Garden

The Cloister Garden is widely considered to be Aberglasney’s “most extraordinary and legendary feature”. The garden is bounded by a three-sided arcaded walkway made of solid stone.

Bishop Rudd’s Walk

Like most of Aberglasney’s Gardens this area is planted for year round interest but it’s particularly beautiful in spring and early summer. The lightly wooded area gives dappled shade to a wide range of woodland plants seldom seen growing in the British Isles.

Asiatic Garden

Situated on a small hill near the house, the garden boasts a collection of plants that originate from various parts of Asia including China, Japan, Tibet and Nepal.

The Alpinum Garden

The Alpinum is found to the east of the Aviaries. There was originally a small pond in this area that dried up during the summer months. In 2007 it was transformed to accommodate diminutive or dwarf plants.

Upper Walled Garden

This is another garden that has been given a new incarnation in recent times and emerged from a sea of overgrowth. The eminent garden designer and historian Penelope Hobhouse is responsible for its new layout.

Lower Walled Garden/ Kitchen Garden

This garden is one of the most functional at Aberglasney and is filled with fruit and vegetables as well as a large variety of cut flowers in summer.

The Pool Garden

Like all large gardens of antiquity Aberglasney has a pond. This pool would have originally been used for breeding or stocking fish and then later for ornamental purposes.

Stream Garden

A meadow surrounding a quaint little stream which offers a contrasting garden experience to Aberglasney’s more formal areas. The Stream Garden runs into a woodland leading towards the mysterious Grongar Hill.

Pigeon House Wood

A secluded area of deciduous trees. It is named after the ‘Pigeon House’ cottage which sits further up Grongar Hill.

Jubilee Woodland

The Jubilee Woodland is one of the newest additions to the gardens at Aberglasney completed in 2012.

The Sunken Garden

An imaginative garden with a water feature created by William Pye.