Monday, November 21, 2011

The Cowbridge Physic Garden.

On my last visit to Wales my friends Graham and Denise took me and their neighbour Margeret to Dyffryn Gardens. It was a great visit and was preceded with an unscheduled visit to the Cowbridge Physic Garden. And like many unexpected detours, it turned out to be a pleasant surprise.
This is a fairly new garden and has been made in an old walled garden in the middle of the little town of Cowbridge. There appeared to be a lot of community input and seemed to be maintained mostly by volunteers.

The sign in Welsh on one side of the entrance.

The main entrance with bilingual signs.

It was a warm day in September and there were many people taking advantage of the sunshine.

Some nice ornament that suited the formal design.

The layout of the garden was formal and organized in groups of plants with similar healing properties.


gardener said...

Hi Barry
Really enjoying all of your posts and pictures from your visit to Wales. By coincidence was reading an article about the bookstores in Hay on Wye just as you posted about your Alpine Flora find. Nice souvenir!

My favourite pictures have been the yews at Powys Castle, and the containers, especially the double nasturtiums. The story of the Aberglasney house and gardens with its connection to Frank Cabot was a really interesting read and your shots of the atrium are lovely – beautiful sense of light and atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.

Barry Parker said...

Hi Gardener,

Pleased to hear that you are enjoying the Welsh posts. We had a great time this Fall and managed to pack in a lot of visits. Not all of these strictly garden related as we also took in the Abergyvenny Food Festival which led to the visit to Hay on Wye and Capel y Ffin.
I still one more Welsh post to organize and that is the visit to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
Hope you enjoy that also.

Helen said...

Barry, What a lovely coincidence. I almost posted on something else, too, yesterday -- but that photo kept calling me back. The arbor in your picture would be perfect in my garden.

I am also enjoying tagging along (virtually) on your Welsh trip, as you can imagine. Wish we'd had the chance to visit the National Botanic Garden when we were in Wales in 2008. Did get to see Bodnant – clear at the other end of the country. I don't think I ever posted on that. Hmmmm.

Barry Parker said...

Hi Helen,

The Nat.Bot. (as my Welsh friend called it) is well worth seeing, especially since it can be visited along with Aberglasney in the same day. And they are both within a short distance from the lovely village of Llandeilo where you can get a nice meal after.