Blackaldern (also known as Blackalder)432

Narberth, Wales

Brief Description

Blackaldern is a well-preserved garden, featuring ericaceous and other plants within the woodland garden.

History

The garden was probably created at the beginning of the 19th century to complement the 'gentleman's residence'.

Detailed Description

Although there are few structural components, there is an interesting and unusual collection of ericaceous and other plants within the woodland garden. These include many unusual, early introductions of rhododendrons which are of great horticultural and historical interest.
Features
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is mainly a two-storey block with a former kitchen wing to the north-west.
  • Stable Block
  • Description: Recently renovated stable block and yard.
  • Planting
  • Description: There are many unusual specimens of rhododendron. The seeds are thought to have been brought from Tibet in the late-19th century by the house's then-owner, William Allen.
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Description: Walled enclosure, thought to be the former kitchen garden.
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Narberth
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