Gardens: Gorslas, Camarthenshire

Six of us + 1 dog visited 2 gardens in Gorslas, near Cross Hands, in Camarthenshire that were open on Tuesday 2 July as part of the National Gardens scheme.  We met up beforehand for lunch at Cwmcerrig Farm shop where some of us indulged in a late mega breakfast.  From there we travelled north for about a mile or so to the two gardens which were located on the main Llandeilo Road.   Although both gardens were set on sloping sites they were very different in character.  The first at Moelfryn was a very rural garden with fruit cages, a large vegetable patch with raised beds and free range chickens.  The front garden was laid out as a herb labyrinth with slate paths.  The owners also had an amazing collection of around 50 different types of mint.  The strawberry mint was particularly fragrant and a number of us ran our hands through it.  From the top of the garden there were extensive views east towards the Gower peninsula.

In contrast the second garden at Cefn Amlwg was more formal in nature with attractive mixed borders of shrubs and perennials, including a lovely double flowered Deutzia and a stunningly fiery flowered Alstromeria.  It also had a large pond and a central arbour which made a lovely place to pose for a group photograph.

Afterwards some of us stayed on for tea and cake where we regaled by the owner with what seemed like a party political broadcast on behalf of Plaid Cymru (interestingly Plaid Cymru subsequently won the seat two days later at the General Election)

All in all it was an enjoyable afternoon spent in very pleasant company.

Gorslas Gardens Visit

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