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Over the next few years we’ll be reviving the gardens at Dyffryn back to their Edwardian splendour. Follow our blog to find out the latest.

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Each month Chris Flynn, Head Gardener at Dyffryn Gardens fills us in on what the team are up to. From reinstating garden features to what to look out for on your next visit, Chris gives us his top tips for the month.

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17 Oct 2019

October- Autumn is here..ish


Published: 17 October 2019

The calendar would suggest that autumn is here. Whilst there is a more persistent chill and lower light there are still vestiges of summer flying their colourful flags, before the returning reds, oranges and yellows of autumn pick up the baton.

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30 Sep 2019

September- blink and you'll miss it


Published: 30 September 2019

I can only assume that I’ve been having far too much fun through September. The last few weeks have absolutely flown by and I’ll only just manage to get this completed for the end of the month!

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8 Aug 2019

August: horses for courses


Published: 8 August 2019

The summer bedding is in, the remnants of earlier projects have been rounded up and all of the tender perennials are bedded out. We’re in the thick of the maintenance season and whilst the why is clear, the idea of how is a little more fluid.

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18 Jul 2019

July: Mow, weed, sleep, repeat


Published: 18 July 2019

This is certainly the mantra of the gardeners at this time of year, plus a lot of watering of course, but it’s also a time to reap the rewards of projects from the year before when they have finally realised their floriferous potential.

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27 Jun 2019

June: all change


Published: 27 June 2019

It's June, and there are indeed empty beds on the South Front of Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan, and for very good reason. Other than this small omission, colour and scent are in abundance around the rest of the garden.

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