Formal garden in an urban location hidden behind a terraced house on the western outskirts of Swansea.
The garden is divided by densely planted hedges and painted walls to create small compartments with unexpected vistas. Established yew, sculpted into strong architectural shapes and clipped blocks of box topiary are repeated throughout the garden.
Recently introduced fruit trees, vegetables in raised beds and hens, attempt to make the garden more productive.
Opening times in 2013 for The National Gardens Scheme
Sunday 28th April 2-5pm, Sunday 19th May 2-5pm & Sunday 16th June 2-5pm – Admission £3
The garden has narrow gravel paths and steps - regrettably not suitable for wheelchair access.
Home-made cakes and teas available on NGS open days.
Private visits welcome during May and June by arrangement.
Sorry, no children are allowed on NGS open days.
The garden is featured in the book Discovering Welsh Gardens by Stephen Anderton with photographs by Charles Hawes.
Tony Ridler's Garden
7 Saint Peter's Terrace,
Swansea SA2 0FW
Phone: 01792 588217
From M4 junction 47 take the A483 towards Swansea, at Fforestfach Cross traffic lights (Marquis Arms pub on the right) turn right on to Station Road A4216 and at the next traffic lights turn left on to Saint Peter's Terrace.