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
Spring will soon be in the air and it will be
time to get out in the garden. If you're in need of a bit of
inspiration on what to do then maybe you should visit the RHS Show
Held in Bute Park against the backdrop of Cardiff Castle, the show
provides an inspirational display of vibrant gardening, floral
delights and expert advice.
There are many show gardens for visitors to enjoy in a diverse
range of themes.
The show is a perfect family day out and takes place from 20-22
More information and tickets are available from the show's website
Dewstow Gardens near Chepstow in Monmouthshire is one of Wales'
hidden gems. The gardens were originally built in the late
19th century but were buried in the 1940s and lay
undiscovered for over 50 years until they were discovered by
accident in 2000. A huge restoration project was undertaken
and now the gardens have been restored to their former glory.
The gardens contain many ponds and rills but also they contain a
remarkable labyrinth of underground tunnels, grottoes and sunken