Llanover park, garden & arboretum
We are so lucky! The gardens at Llanover were created by my Great-great-great-great-grandfather Benjamin Waddington at the end of the eighteenth century. He used the Rhyd-y-meirch stream which flowed nearby to create a garden with notable water features and planted trees such as the London Plane which had recently been introduced into Great Britain. In the 1830s Benjamin Hall ( Lord Llanover) after whom Big Ben is named, did further tree planting and enclosed the park within a stone wall.
Successive generations have continued the culture of planting for the long- term here, but the original landscaping designed and built over two hundred years ago still remains intact, to be enjoyed by all ages today.
CADW:Welsh Historic Monuments, the government agency which aims to protect and preserve historic buildings and monuments has graded the Landscape Park including the garden as Grade 11*
During 2017 visitors are welcome to the garden on Sunday 2nd April (2-5pm) , and Sunday 17th September ( 11am - 4pm), via the Garden School or by appointment.