Welcome to
Golden Grove

Croeso i Gelli Aur

Carmarthenshire's best-kept secret

 

Our Causes

Glasshouse Café

Licensed

01558 668426

Enjoy freshly made cakes and delicious light meals.  
On a beautiful day there can be few places better to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine looking out across the spectacular Tywi Valley.
Perfect for parties - please come and talk to us

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Playground

Fully visible from the Café

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Arboretum

Adults £4, children 6 - 18 £2, family ticket £10

Group booking discount available 

One of the finest and most interesting in the UK, many champion trees and magnificent shrubs

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Deer Park

Currently closed to walkers
charming view from cafe terrace

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Country Park Walks, Quarry Garden and West Wood

Take a stroll and take in the magnificent views of the Carmarthenshire countryside
Neglected for many years this managed semi wilderness abounds with rare flora and fauna

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Golden Grove Past

The Golden Grove Estate near Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire was the largest and most important estate in South West Wales. At its peak, it totalled 50,000 acres which included five castles and 12 manors. Its parkland is a palimpsest of over half a millennium of careful estate management, embodying various sea changes in landscape and architectural design as well as the personal aspirations and interests of its owners the Vaughans and the Cawdors, two of the most influential and colourful families in the country during the past 500 years.

Golden Grove 1848 (courtesy of Tom Lloyd)

Golden Grove Present

After decades of underinvestment and neglect Golden Grove is undergoing a gradual transformation. The Golden Grove Trust has been successful in attracting funding from Visit Wales in order to restore and reopen its beloved deer park, arboretum and gardens to the public once again. An interactive education room is planned to tell the fascinating story of the estate.  Visitors can enjoy the tea room after working up a healthy appetite exploring the many lovely walks in the grounds.

Golden Grove Future

The Golden Grove Trust has developed ambitious plans to restore the house to its former glory and turn the service wing and stableyard into an institute for international artists. The galleries will host their own major shows, and important travelling exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.  Achieving these goals will put the Tywi Valley on the global map as a key location for the art world.

TONY BEVAN (BRITISH b. 1951) Giant Head in abstract, acrylic on canvas, circa 1996 203 x 254cm

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

Van Gogh 1889

  "Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd"

'Do the little things that you have heard and seen me do'

St. David 589

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

Register your interest

We are in the process of setting up a volunteering group at the park and we want YOU to get involved.


From gardening to trimming hedges to painting and tidying the house, helping in the cafe or with admin, there's plenty to be done. 


Please get in touch to join us in this exciting project and help bring this important site back to life. You can either fill in the form, e-mail or telephone:

01267 290188

Golden Grove / Gelli Aur

Carmarthenshire 

SA32 8LR

01267 290188

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