The gardens were started in 1994 when we, Toby and Stephanie, moved here to renovate a run down long-house on the family farm. The farmhouse was derelict and there was just a field and an overgrown hedge infront of the house. This was quickly removed revealing a spectacular view over the neighbouring farmland at the foot of the Berwyn mountain range.
The Garden was started immediately by levelling lawns and planting yew and beech hedges to provide shelter. As we opened up doorways and windows in the house we used the stone to build the garden walls and we began to get a structure. It seemed that every year we had a new project or garden to add. Now we are surprised to find we are confident enough to open it to
visitors, helped in no small way by the location.
Families with children are particularly welcome and there is lots for them to do! There is a large sunken trampoline close to the cafe but in the woods there is any amount to occupy them. We like to think Caerau Uchaf is a place when they can explore and invent games in the old fashioned way. There is a fort and zip wire in the woods with other distractions to encourage their imaginations!
[info]The Gardens are open from the 21st of March in 2020 until the end of September, if the weather is ok through October too! 5 days a week from 10 until 5 not Tuesday's or Wednesday's. We have a cafe serving a full menu with home-made meals on the specials board, chips, burgers and children’s meals on the menu, also breakfasts from 10am until 11.00. Not to forget Stephanie's excellent cakes and great coffee.
We now have a revamped gift shop and plant