On the day HM The Queen visited Gwent volunteers in the Abbot’s Garden were planting lettuce seeds for the Big Jubilee Lunch on June 4th.
Volunteers maintain this beautiful garden for the benefit of the public. In addition to vegetables and herbs we grow plants and flowers to enhance this tranquil space.
The Magnificat bed contains a range of flowers named after the Blessed Virgin Mary: Our Lady’s Gloves, Rosemary, Lillium Regale, Our Lady’s Tears,Mary’s Gold, Our Lady’s Bells, Our Lady’s Modesty, Mystic Rose & Iris.
The Herbert Chapel recess has wallflowers and forgot-me-nots, along with medieval & Tudor nosegays.
In 2010 the Monmouthshire Wild Meadows Group planted a wild flowers area.