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Hafod, Mrs Johnes' Flower Garden (also known as American Garden, Adam and Eve Garden)5856


The flower garden was overgrown by the 1930s and severely damaged by forestry activity in the 1950s. Some restoration of the perimeter wall and gates was done in 1988-9. After clearance of a mature sitka spruce plantation in 2009 the stumps were extracted, the former forest road re-routed outside the garden, and the soil surface graded. Further restoration will be required.

Visitor Facilities

Free car park (and portaloo). Car park for disabled people near office. Nine miles of way-marked walks (free). Guided walks by arrangement. Online guidebook available.

Plant Environment

  • Plant Type
  • Flower Garden


  • Picturesque
Garden Wall, Gate
Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details 01974 282568


Civil Parish

  • Ysbyty Ystwyth
  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales
  • Grade: I


The Flower Garden was created by Thomas and Jane Johnes in 1783-88, and inspired by writings of Rev. William Mason. Early descriptions invite comparison with Nuneham Courtenay. Unspecified American plants were included, though may have been incidental rather than the dominant theme.


  • 18th Century
  • Late 18th Century