Bro Meigan Gardens
Included in tours of the Great Gardens of West Wales, Bro Meigan was also featured as one of 10 gardens in Britain (the only one in Wales) in The Independent on Sunday's list of Secret Britain. It has also been featured in Welsh Country magazine and in the Country Living Guide to Rural Wales.
On this page you will find information on the following:
Opening Times and Prices
Yvonne & David Gillett
TELEPHONE 01239 841232
Near Boncath, Pembrokeshire
We are situated in the beautiful north Pembrokeshire countryside on the edge of the Pembrokeshire National Park and overlooking the Preseli Hills which are reputedly the source of the Stonehenge Bluestones.
Our garden is managed by just the two of us, and whilst we do not have a horticultural background we have a love of nature and wildlife and as such we have tried to make our garden as appealing as possible for the creatures that live with us.
You may stroll around the 6½ acres of formal lawns, colourful herbaceous borders, wild meadow and a delightful wooded dingle with natural springs and bog garden. There is a huge range of plants and trees that provide colour and interest whatever the season. The gardens are in a beautiful, peaceful location and are the perfect place to unwind. There are many seats in quiet settings that allow you to relax and enjoy the lovely views of the mystical Preseli Hills, which form a magnificent backdrop to the gardens.
We have no set opening times but we are open most days. Visits can be made during the day or evening on any day and simply put, if we are in, we are open, but we cannot guarantee that we will always be around; so to avoid disappointment, please telephone first to check that the garden is open: 01239 841232
Refreshments and homemade cakes can be provided by arrangement to large groups and coach parties visiting the garden, but regrettably the former Tea Room is otherwise now closed. However, individuals visiting the garden can purchase cold drinks and tea/coffee which is self-service, and are welcome to bring their own picnic.
Garden admission fees: Adults £4.00, Children (under 16) £2.50
Our cosy Holiday Cottage for 2 is available for rent all year round, and guests who stay with us can enjoy the full benefits of this location at all times.
Groups are welcome by prior arrangement and visits can be arranged for any time on any day.
The tearoom is now closed to the general public but should the tour company/group wish to provide their guests with refreshments after a walk around the garden, we can offer various options for refreshments.
For further information regarding rates and catering arrangements, please telephone us on 01239 841232.
Our aim at Bro Meigan is to provide a peaceful haven where visitors are able to leave the 21st Century behind and contemplate the bounty that Mother Nature has to offer and it will appeal to gardeners, artists, photographers, birdwatchers, and wildlife enthusiasts.
The garden contains a wide range of plants that add perfume and interest whatever the season. We aim to develop the garden in a way that is sympathetic to the natural environment in which it sits. In addition to the many plants which attract bees (we have our own apiary), butterflies and insects, our hedgerows are selectively allowed to grow naturally with wild flowers and there is a wide variety of berry trees and shrubs.
The location is a birdwatcher's paradise and the perfect place to watch and listen. Many of the birds to be found in Britain can be seen here including such rarities as the Water Rail, Goshawk and of course the Red Kite. Various bird boxes including a Barn Owl box have been erected. Swallows annually nest in our barns and Housemartins under the eaves of the house.
As well as specifically managing the plants and wilder areas with wildlife in mind, we encourage wildlife to visit by creating specific habitats for birds, butterflies, insects and small mammals. There is much evidence in the garden of the presence of badgers, foxes, voles and moles(!) and occasional sightings of hedgehogs, grass snakes , lizards and slowworms.
This is a hilly area and the gardens have been created on a gradual natural slope. Generally this does not cause problems, but the gradient down through the wooded dingle at the bottom of the garden is much steeper than the rest and is, therefore, less accessible for those with mobility problems, although a view over this area is afforded from the higher level. There are numerous seats throughout the grounds for people to rest a while and take in the views and walking sticks can be provided if required. As a tour of the garden involves extensive walking on grass, waterproof, stout shoes are recommended.
Plants for Sale
We have a good selection of plants for sale at very reasonable prices. These are mainly provided for us by Moorland Cottage Plants.
Their nursery is on the northern slopes of the Preseli Mountains and all the plants are pot grown outside all year round and fully exposed to the elements. As a result the plants are completely hardy and very tough.
For more information please visit their website:
We are situated on the B4332 between Eglwyswrw and Boncath to the west of the A478 (Cardigan to Narberth road). SA37 0JE
Unfortunately, because our treasured chickens and ducks are roaming free throughout the garden, we do not allow dogs.