"Arne Maynard is one
of the most talented
garden designers
working in Britain
today. Whether in the
city or in the depths
of the country,
his gardens are a
magical combination
of architecture and
romance, the classic
and the contemporary,
and relate to their
surroundings in subtle
ways." Tricia Guild
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Pruning and sowing: February marks a beginning

We have been busy at Allt y bela clearing existing borders, creating new borders, completing the pruning of the fruit trees and bushes throughout the garden and of course we have stepped up our work in the kitchen garden.


January 2018: A new head gardener

In late November 2017 I stood, discussing the garden with Arne, on the bridge spanning the stream that circles the garden here at Allt y bela. As we talked a kingfisher darted into view, idled for a moment, before disappearing downstream....


Garden Courses - taking a break

We will be taking a break from running garden courses at Allt y bela in 2018. Arne will still give a number of talks and lectures throughout the year, which we will keep you updated about here. Thank you for your continued support.