The Cedar Garden at Tredegar House
The Cedar Garden’s proximity to the house, as well as its apparent early origin, suggest that it was once the Morgan family’s ‘Best Garden.’ Flanked by imposing gateways and framed by large herbaceous borders, the Cedar Garden retains its nineteenth century layout divided by a central axial pathway.
Dominated by a 250 year old Cedar of Lebanon, the last of a possible six Cedar planting, the Cedar Garden is a favourite spot for lounging, picnicking and playing. Keep an eye out for bear’s breeches, irises and Jacob’s ladder in the garden’s framed herbaceous borders.
At the heart of the garden is a stone obelisk, erected in memory of 'Sir Briggs' - the horse who carried Godfrey Morgan, the first Lord Tredegar, during the Charge of the Light Brigade. Following the battle, Sir Briggs came to Tredegar House to live out the rest of his days and he eventually died in 1874 at the ripe old age of 28.
The garden is not only the resting place of this heroic horse but also a testament to the legacy of animal lovers at Tredegar House; it is also home to three more headstones dedicated to the family's much loved dogs Peeps, Friday and Barry.