Garden 24^M brochure Final

  1. Jane & Richard Pascoe, Penrhiw, Solva, SA62 6XJ (About 1 mile outside Solva) The garden is in 2 sections and comprises of a mix of vegetable, flower & wild/natural areas  plus a pond. Views to Upper Solva, Whitchurch, the coastline & out to sea & Skokholm & Skomer Islands – depending on visibility!  Entry is via a gate into an alley 29’’/740cm wide on the left of the house with a small step at the end onto concrete/grass and the rest of the area underfoot is grass or gravel. Directions – from Solva take the A487 towards Haverfordwest. At the top of the hill take the first turning left signposted Llandeloy. Penrhiw is the first house on the left. There is a small amount of parking alongside the fence but if you can walk, it is easier to park at the start of the lane in the lay-by just off the main road
  2.  Mike & Krysia, The Old Barn, Penrhiw, Solva.SA62 6XJ (About 1 Mile outside Solva)

We purchased the derelict barn in 2016, and commenced converting it ourselves in the December. We completed and moved in 18th of May 2018. The barn was a roofless brick building, consisting of a pig sty, mill, and milking shed set in what was an  overgrown plot of land. Together we landscaped the garden and now Mike is in charge of the vegetable side, while I maintain the flower side. We are both at our happiest pottering  in our garden, so please feel free to ask for a coffee or tea and sit and enjoy our garden if you have the time .

The drive is gravel, but should be ok for wheel chair access. We have parking on the drive, possibly for 6 cars. We are next door to Garden 1.

  1. Jonathan & June Higgins, The Old Carthouse, Caermedris Farm,Solva, SA62 6XL

Fourteen years ago we finished our barn conversion and have since created a garden which was on part of a field. The plot is surrounded by a “Pembrokeshire hedge bank” which is topped with coastal plants mostly blackthorn and grisilinia. We live in a very windy spot so we have also planted a circular sheltered area using hardy salt tolerant plants in raised beds

A circular pond attracts wildlife and contains goldfish some of which have grown quite large and might go well in a tempura batter with chips. Part of the lawn is now a wild area and contains a raised herb garden The garden is flat with no steps but access is over small stones which may hamper wheelchair users . We hope to sell a few plants and serve tea and scones.

We are located a mile outside Solva just off the A487 (beyond the turn for Garden 1) on the right hand side.  Look for a silver grain silo. 

  1. Enid Morgan, Llety’r Pererin, Whitchurch, SA62 6UD (About 1 mile from Solva)

The garden is 26 years old. There are beds at the front containing shrubs and perennials. At the back is a wild life pond, a lawn bordered with flower beds and shrubs, a magnolia tree and two apple trees. A paved path separates this from a small herb garden and an area with fruit bushes. A gravelled area leads to a concrete path which should take a wheel chair. The garden is surrounded with a grassed bank and a fence and is sheltered by trees on the Common land. Llety’r Pererin is opposite Whitchurch Church.

  1. Sara & John Manners-Bell, Whitchurch House, Whitchurch, Solva, SA62 6UD

Whitchurch House Gardens are gradually being renovated and rejuvenated. The Walled Garden is being brought back to life with new landscaping, greenhouse and beds.  Over 40 fruit trees have been planted, with many old Welsh and heritage varieties suitable for the Pembrokeshire weather! The walled garden and wild flower meadow are accessed via level paths, with wheelchair access. Refreshments and plants for sale. Go up to Whitchurch from Solva, At the T-junction turn left. Whitchurch House is at about 500 yards on the right. Disabled parking inside.

  1. Alan Davies, Glennydd, Prendergast, Solva, SA62 6XA 

    Gardd Glan yr Afon is situated opposite Glennydd and below the Prendergast Road leading to Middle Mill and on the bank of Solva river. This used to be where my chickens were kept and had become really overgrown. Clearance work began in June 2022. The only pre-planning was where the garden pond was to go. Further clearance work included dismantling  the old deep litter chicken shed I built, when aged 16, in 1961. The rather ugly concrete buttress erected by the County Council to prevent the wall holding up the road from collapsing into the garden is covered with heavy-duty garden net and  six climbing roses. Most of  the other plants and bushes are perennial. Regrettably, there is no disabled access and visitors are requested to exercise real caution while negotiating the steep steps down into the garden and while climbing back up to the road. (Parking beyond the 30 mph sign – towards Middle Mill.)

  1. Sandra & Jim Young, Navekerre, 4 Maes y Forwen. Solva, SA62 6TROur home is situated in a small cul-de-sac with a sea view. At the front is a school playing
    Field. To the side is a small wood and a pond nearer the school fence. In our established garden we will provide a warm and friendly welcome together with refreshments.
    We have a gravel driveway that maybe hazardous for wheelchair users but the garden itself is on one level.

      8a) Pat & Sue Carnes, Star House, 9 Glanhafan, Solva. SA62 6TA                                

Our garden is a lock down garden. It was a blank canvas that we enjoyed working on over those long months at home.  We are complete garden novices and all we have done is planted the many orphan plants given in the form of cuttings and those that  ‘need to find a good home’  from our lovely neighbours. Please come through the side gate, the garden is accessible, and parking on Glanhafan is available.

     8b) Sue and Wik, 1 St Brides View,  Ael y Bryn 

Access is through Star House, up 3 steps and through an archway descending 3 steps.  The garden is mainly lawn and patio with some interesting shrubs in the borders. Its loveliness is its cosyness.  Nestled between two high hedges and flanked by trees, the garden is a haven for birds and a lovely tranquil space to enjoy a summers afternoon.


At the end of the garden, down two steps there is a hidden gate leading to 3 St Brides View, Bryn Teg, (Maggie Mackenzie). The garden is a surprise hidden behind the house. It is maturing with shrubs and a few annuals for colour. In the centre is a planted pond surrounded by pots to keep the dog out of the water. There are two seating areas one close to the barbecue and the other facing into the garden from the right. Spring is probably the prettiest in this space but all seasons have some interest. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access.

9) Robert, 5 Maes yr Eglwys, Solva SA62 6TW (near Solva Surgery)

My mother used to look after the garden, but she has now passed away. This year I decided to do it myself. I spend most of my time at home and it gives me something to do. The back garden is a small patio with many pots full of colourful bedding plants. Access is through a gate to the left of the house. It is all on the flat and easily accessible..