"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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Time travelling vegetable gardening

Dean shares some of his treasured gardening memories as he gets to grips with the kitchen garden at Allt y bela. From Victorian vegetable gardening at Chatsworth House, to woodland management with a fisherman, Dean's past has shaped his knowledge and enthusiasm.


A gardener's journey

I journey to work each day on my bicycle. It is only a short twenty-minute ride from our home which is located in Usk, a small community town in Monmouthshire. The last few mornings have been fresh to say the least, so I am thankful of a few layers to keep out the chill


Garden Courses 2020

We are sorry to announce that all planned courses and events at Allt y bela in 2020 have now been cancelled. We hope to return in 2021 with a fantastic selection of garden tours, courses and plays and until then we wish you all a wonderful summer. Stay safe everyone.