Please note: The Gardens are now closed to the general public.
For over 20 years Bro Meigan Gardens and its Tearoom were a popular tourist attraction but they are now closed to the public and the gardens are now exclusively available to our cottage guests.
If you had visited the gardens and tearoom in the past, may we take this opportunity to thank you for your custom and support.
Included in tours of the Great Gardens of West Wales, Bro Meigan was also featured as one of 10 gardens in Britain (the only one in Wales) in The Independent on Sunday's list of Secret Britain. It has also been featured in Welsh Country magazine and in the Country Living Guide to Rural Wales. In 2015 we were delighted to be included in Tony Russell's latest book "The Finest Gardens in Wales" alongside the likes of Bodnant Garden, Powis Castle and the National Botanic Gardens. In October 2015 we were featured in an article in the Daily Mirror as one of the hidden gems of Pembrokeshire.
We are situated in the beautiful north Pembrokeshire countryside on the edge of the Pembrokeshire National Park and overlooking the Preseli Hills which are reputedly the source of the Stonehenge Bluestones.
Our garden is managed by just the two of us, and whilst we do not have a horticultural background we have a love of nature and wildlife and as such we have tried to make our garden as appealing as possible for the creatures that live with us.
You may stroll around the 6½ acres of formal lawns, colourful herbaceous borders, wild meadow and a delightful wooded dingle with natural springs and bog garden. There is a huge range of plants and trees that provide colour and interest whatever the season. The gardens are in a beautiful, peaceful location and are the perfect place to unwind. There are many seats in quiet settings that allow you to relax and enjoy the lovely views of the mystical Preseli Hills, which form a magnificent backdrop to the gardens.
The garden contains a wide range of plants that add perfume and interest whatever the season. We aim to develop the garden in a way that is sympathetic to the natural environment in which it sits. In addition to the many plants which attract bees, butterflies and insects, our hedgerows are selectively allowed to grow naturally with wild flowers and there is a wide variety of berry trees and shrubs.
As well as specifically managing the plants and wilder areas with wildlife in mind, we encourage wildlife to visit by creating specific habitats for birds, butterflies, insects and small mammals. There is much evidence in the garden of the presence of badgers, foxes, voles and moles(!) and occasional sightings of hedgehogs, grass snakes , lizards and slowworms.
Our aim at Bro Meigan is to provide a peaceful haven where guests are able to leave the 21st Century behind and contemplate the bounty that Mother Nature has to offer and it will appeal to gardeners, artists, photographers, birdwatchers, and wildlife enthusiasts.
The location is a birdwatcher's paradise and the perfect place to watch and listen. Many of the birds to be found in Britain can be seen here including such rarities as the Water Rail, Goshawk and of course the Red Kite. Various bird boxes including a Barn Owl box have been erected. Swallows annually nest in our barns and Housemartins under the eaves of the house. Red Kites, buzzards, ravens and sparrowhawks are commonplace.
This is a hilly area and the gardens have been created on a gradual natural slope. Generally this does not cause problems, but the gradient down through the wooded dingle at the bottom of the garden is much steeper than the rest and is, therefore, less accessible for those with mobility problems, although a view over this area is afforded from the higher level. There are numerous seats throughout the grounds for guests to rest a while and take in the views and walking sticks can be provided if required. As a tour of the garden involves extensive walking on grass, waterproof, stout shoes are recommended.