The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT) is a national organisation campaigning to save historic gardens and parks from neglect, indifference, insensitive planning and planting, for future generations.

‘Cousins and Connections’ lecture by Rob Wilson-North

Saturday, 11 August, 2018 at 3.00 pm

Eglwys Newydd Hafod Church, Cwmystwyth

A special event to celebrate the re-roofing of the church
Cousins and Connections

A lecture by Rob Wilson-North
Head of Conservation and Access, Exmoor National Park Authority, Somerset

The grandfathers of Thomas Johnes of Hafod and John Knight of Exmoor were brothers.

From an extraordinary family, each man set about the creation of a great estate with determination and innovation: one in the wild mountains of west Wales, the other in a bleak wet moorland in south west England. But for both men, despite the roles of their remarkable wives, fate ultimately proved unkind. This is the story of how John Knight transformed Exmoor and in telling that story it points at the similarities of his adventure with Thomas Johnes’ great landscape at Hafod.