Plants to spot in August at Dyffryn Gardens

A garden for all seasons Dyffryn is home to many unusual, rare and intriguing varieties of flowers, fruit and vegetables.

What to look out for

  • Lemons in the walled garden
  • Day lilies in the herbaceous border
  • Lavender in the lavender court
  • Gunnera in the west garden
  • Grapes on the vine walk
  • Gingers in the heart garden
  • Pink begonias in the Pompeian garden

Pick up some produce

Most days we have a selection of our kitchen garden produce for sale outside the shop. This time of year we are ilkely to be harvesting runner beans, red and white currants, potatoes, onions and courgettes. The selection changes daily according to what is ripe and ready to be picked. 

Rose garden update

Throughout August we will be stumping back the yew hedges around the rose garden. The hedges have far outgrown their intedned size and are blocking out much needed sunlight. Although this may look drastic the yews will come back over the next couple of years and our roses will benefit from better air circulation and light as well as returning the garden to its Thomas Mawson design.