A visit to Veddw House Garden

2 Written by Lisa on 20th Jul 2015 in Inspiration

View across Veddw Garden South Wales Lisa Cox Designs

We walked over to Veddw House Garden yesterday afternoon which is just a couple of miles from us.  The forecast had been horrible, but it was a glorious day…a bit too bright and sunny really for great photos, but I hope I’ve managed to capture the spirit of the garden.

Yew columns at Veddw Garden Lisa Cox Designs

This is a garden with strong structure and drama with sculptural hedges and lots of views.

View across Veddw Garden Lisa Cox Designs Veddw Garden South Wales Lisa Cox Designs

But in amongst the strong geometry of the scultpural hedges, the planting was natural and free and in some places, wild with willow herb and other plants that many people would class as weeds.

The white willow herb looked spectacular against the dark topiary in the front garden…

Front garden at Veddw Lisa Cox Designs

And in some areas the wild flowers were mixed with cultivated varieties.  It was encouraging to see some of the plants and wild flowers that we have discovered in our own garden over the summer months.

They just belong in the setting and I certainly plan to embrace them when we design our new garden.

Wild Garden at Veddw Monmouthshire Lisa Cox Designs

Stipa gigantea flowerheads Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The Wavy sculptural purple and green beech hedges provide structure and colour tones to enhance the deep green of the yew hedges.

Veddw Garden near Devauden Lisa Cox Designs

Veddw Garden Monmouthshire Lisa Cox Designs

And in the Pool Garden the sculptural hedges reflect in the pool.

Pool Garden at Veddw Lisa Cox Designs

Unless the sprinkler is going, that is!

The Pool Garden at Veddw Lisa Cox Designs

The structural yew columns and domes also provide texture and sculpture to the landscape.

Veddw Garden Lisa Cox Designs

Veddw Garden in Monmouthshire South Wales Lisa Cox Designs

Sculptural hedges at Veddw Garden Lisa Cox Designs

I loved this combination of orange alstromeria with the deep purple leaves of the Cotinus.

Orange alstromeria with cotinus Lisa Cox Garden Designs

And the more wild areas of meadow.

Meadow at Veddw Garden South Wales Lisa Cox Designs

I love that this garden isn’t too manicured and cultivated – for me, the views across the garden were the highlight.

Garden at Veddw Lisa Cox Designs

It was great to meet Anne Wareham briefly too after being in touch on Twitter for the last few years.  There’s plenty more information about the garden, visiting times and Anne’s books “The Bad Tempered Gardener” and “Outwitting Squirrels” on The Veddw House Garden website.



(Images: Lisa Cox)






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2 Responses to “A visit to Veddw House Garden”

  1. Cheryl Stewart says:

    It is a really gorgeous garden and it is worth it to visit it more than once. I love the wild and natural looks of the garden the most, they add some sense of freedom , and the structured details add order in the ‘chaos’. A small piece of paradise itself.

  2. Lisa says:

    Yes, I loved the wild bits too. I definitely want to go back…a very thought provoking garden!

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