Pont Faen House, Knighton

Pont Faen House, Knighton

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.

Rudbeckia.
Rudbeckia.
Daisy.
Daisy.
The front garden at Pont Faen House.
The front garden at Pont Faen House.
Pont Faen House.
Pont Faen House.

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.

Rose.
Rose.
Daisies.
Daisies.
Dahlia.
Dahlia.

Dahlia.

Malva.

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.

Sit in the shade.
Sit in the shade.
Rudbeckia.
Rudbeckia.
The back garden at Pont Faen House.
The back garden at Pont Faen House.
Sit and enjoy the back garden.
Sit and enjoy the back garden.

The back garden.

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.

Paths leading to old farm buildings.
Paths leading to old farm buildings.
A water feature.
A water feature.
In the back garden.
In the back garden.

The garden.

The garden has a wide range of colourful plants, many of which attract butterflies and bees. I coveted the wonderful dahlias!

Butterfly on Salvia.
Butterfly on Salvia.

Butterfly on Salvia.

A butterfly on a Daisy.
A butterfly on a Daisy.

A bee on Salvia.

Bee.

A butterfly on Vervain.
A butterfly on Vervain.

If you would like to visit, the garden at Pont Faen House is open again for the National Garden Scheme this weekend (15th – 16th August), Wednesday 19th August and Saturday 29th August 2020. Tickets need to be booked in advance so you can enjoy a socially distanced visit. Tickets cost £4 for adults and children go free. All funds raised will go to the Help Support Our Nurses campaign.

27 comments

  1. Hi Nikki,

    How amazing to have your own National Garden to go and visit, your relatives must be totally committed to their house and garden, to keep it looking this brilliant!

    I must admit that I would be a bit more selfish about that lovely view from my back garden and wouldn’t want to share it with anyone 🙂

    Your pictures as always, are outstanding, particularly the last three, but I think that’s just a colour thing!

    Stay safe 🙂
    Yvonne
    xx

  2. Kelly says:

    Beautiful photos, as always… and what a fun bonus to have a personal connection with the folks there! Are those solar panels on the outbuilding?

  3. Sophie says:

    The gardens are so beautiful, it looks like a lovely home. How nice that you all got to have a family catch up too! The admission fee goes to a great cause x

    Sophie

  4. jeanie says:

    Brenda and John are certainly gifted gardeners. It’s a wonderful setting and I like how they arranged sitting places for their guests and the flat concept. That will make it nice for those who have a harder time getting around. Oh, I’d love to be in the UK now to visit spots like this at their peak!

  5. I love the National Garden Scheme and last summer enjoyed visiting a few with the family – it was always lovely. I enjoy the colours, scents and different themes. I’ve got my eye on doing more GYO in the garden next year – see where it takes me! Wish me luck… 🙂

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