Carmarthenshire Branch of The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT) is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, ‘Historic Parks and Gardens of Carmarthenshire’.
Researched and written by a group of volunteers, this book sets out to explore the rich heritage of parks and gardens across Carmarthenshire. It includes sections on garden archaeology, allotments, conservation, deer parks, icehouses, walled gardens and the use of water in the landscape. It also describes 31 historic parks and gardens, some well known like Aberglasney, Dinefwr and the National Botanic Garden of Wales, but also includes a sample of private gardens. It is lavishly illustrated with current and historic images, including a number of early aquatints, old postcards and the famous Thomas Hornor paintings of Middleton Hall.
The foreword has been written by Elisabeth Whittle (president of WHGT) and the introduction by Brian Dix (archaeologist). This book would not have been completed without the support of the Dyfed Archaeological Trust, the many hours volunteered by those who researched and wrote the entries, and the generosity of those who contributed material in the course of our research. Thanks are also due to all who welcomed us into their gardens, and shared their knowledge with us.