Whilst we've already mentioned some of Wales best
attractions that are well known about, we also have a lot of hidden
Dewstow Gardens, near Chepstow is quite literary one of Southern
Wales' hidden gems. The gardens were originally built around the
turn of the 20th century and included all the things
you'd expect in gardens - rockeries, ponds, water features and
loads of plants and shrubs etc. But the highlight was a
subterranean world of tunnels and grottoes housing many tropical
and unusual plants.
Over the years the gardens fell into disrepair and the tunnels and
grottoes were filled in and forgotten about. That is until
the start of the 20th century when the land's new owners
started clearing the land. Curiosity got the better of them
so they started digging and were amazed to discover the network of
tunnels that had laid undiscovered for over 50 years.
A massive restoration project was undertaken and today the gardens
have been restored to their former glory so that we can enjoy what
was hidden away for decades.
To find out more about Dewstow
Gardens click here