The Ty Glyn Davis Trust’s walled garden was originally part of the Ty Glyn estate, but now forms part of a Charitable Trust that provides self catering holiday accommodation on site for people with disabilities and their Carers.
The garden was derelict and home to pigs when first donated to the Trust in 1996 by Colonel and Mrs. Davis having previously been a productive kitchen garden supplying Ty Glyn Mansion (now privately owned). A series of grants allowed Landscape Architect Ros Laidlaw to sympathetically design and create a garden which is largely accessible to wheelchairs, with multi- sensory features while respecting the nature of the historical location and maintaining the tranquil atmosphere.
There are formal vegetable and herb gardens, and informal borders stocked with a mixture of unusual shrubs and herbaceous perennials many of which would have been grown in the garden originally. There is also a collection of apple trees of the varieties which were originally grown here, as discovered from an original gardeners notebook.
The ponds and water features hold a great fascination for children and these are intermingled with musical instruments, garden art and a wooden adventure playground.
The woodland walk leads through the remains of the gentleman’s arboretum and contains some interesting trees including a stretch of the original lime avenue underplanted with Bluebells.
The garden is funded from the revenues raised from the groups staying at the Holiday Centre, visitor donations and a small income generated by the sale of plants and produce from the gardens.