A period piece
Robert and Frances Raikes were keen on creating an outdoor landscape as striking as their new home, and so instructed the well-known Victorian landscape architect William A. Nesfield to work alongside their architect in the 1840s. As a result, every room in the house offers a unique view of Nesfield's work.
Celebrated for his contributions to Kew Gardens and Regent's Park in London, Holkham Hall in Norfolk, Castle Howard in Yorkshire as well as dozens of other country houses, Nesfield brought his signature themes of elegant parterres, vistas and sweeping lawns to Treberfydd House.
Later generations felt his elaborate plantings were too costly to maintain and the parterres were dug out in the 1920s. But the manicured lawns and extraordinary trees selected by Nesfield - including Sequoias, Atlantic Cedars and a magnificent Ceder of Lebanon - remain. Visitors can also enjoy Nesfield's Long Walk - a path which stretches from the old croquet lawn through to the nursery in the Walled Garden Treberfydd.
There are easy walks around the Treberfydd gardens. These are suitable for all ages and many are wheelchair friendly. We have an easy-to-follow map, and an informative guide to the historic trees.
Treberfydd's 18th-century walled garden has been leased by a plant nursery, the Walled Garden Treberfydd.
It specialises in hardy plants grown in Wales and is currently open from 11am-3pm, Wednesday to Saturday, by appointment only. Please call 01874 730169, or see its separate website for details - www.walledgardentreberfydd.com.