Hafod, Mariamne's Garden 3948

Aberystwyth, Wales

Pgds 20090225 173113 190 9077

Brief Description

This small walled garden on a south-facing precipice was created for Mariamne Johnes as a secret retreat and botanical space. It included a moss house and an ornamental urn by Thomas Banks, inscribed with sentimental verse by Samuel Rogers. No original plantings survive, although later exotic plants include ginkgo, yellow buck-eye and hiba.

History

James Anderson designed Mariamne's Garden in 1795.

Visitor Facilities

www.hafod.org/ 01974 282568
Features

Plant Environment

  • Environment
  • Walled Garden

Style

  • Informal
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

www.hafod.org/ 01974 282568

Directions

www.hafod.org/directions.html
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Ysbyty Ystwyth
History

Period

  • 18th Century
  • Late 18th Century
Associated People
References

References

  • Macve, J., The Hafod Landscape An Illustrated History and Guide (Ystrad Meurig, 2004)The Hafod Landscape

Contributors

  • Jennifer Macve

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