Glyn Aur 5725

Abergwili, Carmarthen, Wales

Brief Description

Glyn Aur was a cottage garden with extensive topiary, much of it representing biblical figures and events. It was sometimes known as the Garden of Eden. The garden was open in its heyday but is now sadly lost. There are, however, a number of old postcards based on photographs taken by the then owner, which show the full glory of the topiary.

History

The topiary garden at Glyn Aur was created in the early-20th century by D. Davies. He was a keen photographer and published many picture postcards of his garden. These were available as late as 1946. Mr Davies was succeeded by his son, who died without issue. The site has since been completely lost.

Detailed Description

Tableaux depicted in topiary included:

The Garden of Eden

The Flight to Egypt

The Crucifixion

The march of the animals to Noah's Ark

King Herod's Feast and John the Baptist's Head on a plate

The Guarding Angel

Features

Style

  • Cottage Garden
Topiary
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

References

Contributors

  • Tom Lloyd