Coach Visit – High Glanau and Veddw, Monmouthshire

//Coach Visit – High Glanau and Veddw, Monmouthshire
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Tuesday July 23, High Glanau and Veddw, Monmouthshire. Coach visit

The visit is to two twentieth century gardens linked by the Wye Valley

High Glanau Manor was the home of Avray Tipping, who wrote many articles on gardens in Country Life in the early twentieth century as well as volumes in collaboration with Gertrude Jekyll. He laid out these gardens in 1922-3 and the present owners have carefully maintained their “Edwardian” character . From them there are amazing views over the Vale of Usk and Brecon Beacons.

Veddw House Gardens are the creation of the present owners, Anne Wareham and Charles Hawes. They are set in the Welsh countryside above Tintern and consist of two acres of ornamental gardens and two of woodland. The local landscape is the inspiration for several of the garden compartments and provides the backdrop for other planting schemes.

Anne Wareham is the author of the blog on the Veddw website and also co-edits the blog https://thinkingardens.co.uk., while Charles Hawes is a well-known garden photographer who now also writes on gardens as well as being a hands-on gardener.

The cost is £44 (members) or £46 (non-members) and includes coach journey from Warwick, tea and cake at High Glanau, but not lunch. At lunch time we will visit the Wye Valley near Tintern, to see the natural landscape which was so influential in the development of the Picturesque idea, with the possibility of a self-paid lunch in a pub or picnic and short visit to Tintern Abbey. More details on this after booking.  Return to Warwick about 6 pm.

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Featured image courtesy and copyright of High Glanau.