South and Mid Glamorgan

South and Mid Glamorgan Branch

The South and Mid Glamorgan branch ....


Friday 12th October at 2pm

Visit to Coedarhdyglyn, St George-super-Ely, CF5 6SF

At the kind invitation of Rhodri Traherne our Branch will be visiting Coedarhydyglyn. a Grade II* garden is not open to the public, so this will be a rare opportunity to explore the gardens and wider parkland landscape. The house, which was commissioned by the Revd. John Montgomery Traherne in 1820, stands on the side of a deep valley in the centre of parkland and commands extensive views to the north. House and parkland together form a picturesque early C19th landscape.

The topography of the site has largely determined the content of the grounds with woodland predominating. Terraced gardens immediately around the house are laid mainly to lawns. The Dell, a narrow spring fed valley to the south of the house, was developed as a woodland and water garden with strong Japanese influence by Llewellyn Edmund Traherne early in the C20th and is thought to have been the work of Alfred Parsons & Partners. The woodlands contain some notable plantings of rhododendrons and conifers, many of them planted by the present owner’s uncle Sir Cennydd Traherne and his wife Rowena who established the Cyprus garden and the Pinetum. The Pinetum is a special interest of our host who will accompany us on our tour

The entrance to Coedarhdyglyn is about ½ mile from Culverhouse Cross roundabout. Take to A48 to St Nicolas and, at the top of the hill, turn tight into a private driveway.

Talk by Gerry Donovan on the future plans for Dyffryn Gardens (date to be decided)

Unfortunately, due to ill health, the talk by Talk by Rosie James on Parc Cefn Onn has had to be postponed

September 23 Sunday Open Doors Day at Ruperra Home Farm
with a Mediaeval Armoury troup display, a. talk by Paul Busby on the early Morgans of Tredegar and Ruperra. The usual walk to see the Castle and then tea and cake in the Barn

October 16th at 7 pm in The Duke of Wellington, Cowbridge, Bettina Harden (a past Chairman of the National WHGT) will talk about her new book ‘The Most Glorious Prospect’.
This charts the history of garden visiting in Wales between 1639-1900. Tickets entry £5.00, pay at the door. All funds to go to The Cowbridge Physic Garden


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For more information please contact Val Caple,