Tuesday 8 January 2013

The Future Assured for Dyffren House

Another good news story - this time from the National Trust.  Last Friday Dyffryn House and Gardens, near Cardiff in South Wales opened to the public for the first time under the management of the National Trust, which has secured the property and grounds on a 50-year lease from the Vale of Glamorgan Council - there is more about the garden via this link.

The Grade II house and 55 acres of Grade I listed gardens were built and crafted by coal magnate, John Cory, in the late 19th Century.

Mike Calnan, head of gardens at the National Trust, said: “The National Trust is proud and honoured to be taking over stewardship of this very special Welsh garden.

“Dyffryn is an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design - with Thomas Mawson – garden designer - working closely with his gifted client John Cory.

“The gardens are subdivided into a number of garden ‘rooms’ each with its own distinct horticultural character.

“These are surrounded by a pleasure ground of sweeping lawns dotted with statuary, water features, a rockery and kitchen garden and many rare and exceptional trees, including some of the UK’s ‘champions’.

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