On the edge of the Welsh border town of Knighton sits Pont Faen House and its beautiful ¾ acre garden. The owners, Brenda and John, open their garden for the National Garden Scheme and it was a garden I just had to visit. Why? Well, Brenda just happens to be a cousin to my Grandad, and I was a teenager the last time we met (so many years ago!). So my parents came along and we had a family catch-up while we were there.
It was a hot, sunny day for our visit at the end of July and we were lucky enough to have the garden to ourselves. Brenda and John kindly gave us a tour of the garden and I’m told that’s what they do with all of their visitors.
The garden at Pont Faen House is flat and perfect for anyone with any mobility issues. There is also plenty of seating to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Various paths lead you to different areas of the garden and there’s so much to see. Brenda & John have created this garden from scratch over the past 15 years and it continues to evolve.
The garden has a wide range of colourful plants, many of which attract butterflies and bees. I coveted the wonderful dahlias!
If you would like to visit, the garden at Pont Faen House is open again for the National Garden Scheme in 2021. Tickets currently need to be booked in advance so you can enjoy a socially distanced visit.