Gardens

The Gardens at Brynkinalt Estate consist of the Formal West Garden, the ornamental Shrubbery and a double walled garden which has an unusual tunnel access. Unfortunately, as a result of the Second World War and financial pressures over the last century, the number of gardeners employed by the estate reduced greatly and over time, the condition of the gardens deteriorated.

Ten years ago , the family started a phase of restoration, aimed at returning the gardens back to their former glory. The West Garden has now been redesigned and replanted, and is starting to mature and realise its full potential again. The majority of the Shrubbery, redesigned by Rosamund, Wife of the 2nd Baron Trevor in 1905, was completely overgrown, but has now been cleared. Sympathetic replanting of the Shrubbery is now underway, as is the restoration of several interesting architectural features, including two rockeries, small ponds and a little well.

Both the West and Walled Gardens were originally laid out by Charlotte, Viscountess Dungannon in the early 19th Century. The Walled Garden is a structure which is infused with striking Gothic designs. Though it is currently in a derelict state with forestry planted in the outer garden, this is the focus of our next phase of restoration, together with other small gothic features located around the estate such as the park railings, the ice and summer houses and the various resting places set along woodside walks through the wider landscape of the estate.

We are committed to returning the gardens to their original state – you can read more about our restoration work on our Future Projects page.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with this huge undertaking so if you would like to be part of this exciting project, please contact us.