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Title: Allt y bela in the frost

A rare birds' eye view of Allt y bela on a crisp, winter's day in 2016. The bones of the garden are laid bare, revealing its structure, sparkling on a typical frosty morning.


Film by William Collinson

Title: Courses at Allt y bela

Arne runs a series of garden courses and events each year from his home in Monmouthshire and at selected gardens of interest.

For more information about Arne's Garden Courses, or to book a place, click here.

Title: Summer 2013 at Allt y bela

We have enjoyed a blissful summer at Allt-y-bela. It has been a joy to return from the London studio, client trips (and the occassional holiday) to a garden bursting with colour and buzzing and humming with bees, butterflies and a host of bird life. I really feel that the garden here is starting to come together, not only has the design settled well but the house colour has mellowed perfectly into its surroundings and the meadows we are nestled amongst have started to share their wildflowers.

This short film gives you a glimpse - made again by James Aiken. You can see more of his work on his blog here.

Title: Chelsea Flower Show 2012 - a retrospective

As the unpredictable Spring weather continues, I am reminded of our very wet build up to the Chelsea Flower Show last year. The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden was undoubtedly the highlight of our year and so it is with some nostalgia that I look back. Our filmmaker James is at the show for Laurent-Perrier again this year but to round up our time there he has put together a final edit of the footage we were fortunate enough to be able to shoot.

We wish all the team at Laurent-Perrier, Crocus and Ulf Nordfjell all the very best for their Chelsea 2013 garden, and hope the sun finally shines on SW3 as it did for us last year.

Title: Spring at Allt y bela

SPRING at Allt-y-bela, in which we experience all the seasons in just two hours.


In the second of our seasonal films, made by James Aiken, I hope you join me in celebrating that, despite the persistent rain, we are seeing the annual renewal of life this season. As we enjoy some of the fruits of our labour (fresh green lettuce and purple sprouting brocolli this month) we are also seeing the tulips and specie bulbs popping up in the borders and grassy banks around the house. With the Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner, and design work at an all-time high, I am finding the tranquility and peace Allt-y-bela offers a real bonus.


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Title: Winter at Allt y bela

WINTER at Allt-y-bela - my home in Monmouthshire, South Wales.

I am really excited to be able to introduce the first in a planned series of four films to be made throughout 2012. James Aiken's films are beautifully shot, using light and sound to great effect giving them instant atmosphere. I hope the series we have planned captures a little of the essence of the garden I am creating at Allt-y-bela.

I hope you enjoy them.