I've wanted to visit this garden for some time, having seen it featured in various articles about seaside gardening. As a seaside gardener myself, I was keen to see how the owners had planted in these often hostile conditions. One of the biggest challenges, I think, is creating a windbreak without spoiling the sea view. At Chygurno, plants complement the view, and are chosen for their robust qualities.
The gardens cover about three acres, with paths zigzagging down from the house towards the valley below. On entering the garden, an honesty box awaits your fee, showing there is still trust in the world.
|Huw, always the gentleman, helps Mother down the many steps at Chygurno|
|I actually really like gorse, especially its coconut scent.|
|These two chappies had free run of the garden|