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.
Sorry … I'm not opening the garden this year - I have box blight on some of the topiary/hedges, I need time to remove damaged plants and to refresh other areas of planting.
Hope to bounce back in 2015.
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.