Photos: Wales Study Tour 2019

Photos: Wales Study Tour 2019

Photos from the PGG Study Tour of South Wales in September 2019 which included visits to a cross section of gardens ancient and modern in the south of Wales, to see Victorian plant collecting and rockwork, high formality from Medieval and Edwardian times to the twentieth century, planting by major

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Burghley House

Burghley House is a Tudor mansion built by Sir William Cecil over a period of 32 years from 1563 onwards. The gardens and wider parklands were largely designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century.

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David Austin Roses

David Austin Roses have created a large rose garden which many consider to be one of the most beautiful in the world with over 700 different varieties of roses the garden is divided into a number of smaller areas, each with its own style.

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Deer Rudding and Askham Hall

PGG visit to Deer Rudding and Askham Hall. Deer Rudding is a private 8 acre garden set in the lee of the Northern lake District fells, the garden surrounds a former Cumbrian farmhouse and outbuildings with an excellent selection of planting.The formal gardens surrounding Askham Hall are grade II listed and include terraces of herbaceous borders and yew topiary dating back to the 17th Century.

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Renishaw Hall and Cantley Hall

PGG visit to Renishaw Hall and Cantley Hall . Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years, Renishaw Hall and Gardens is predominantly an Italianate garden set in a traditional English countryside. Cantley Hall is a mainly Georgian house with Victorian additions set in approximately one hundred acres of parkland containing many fine specimen trees.

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