Nelson’s Garden

I discovered a little hidden gem of culture and beauty today . It was a privilege to attend the High Sheriff of Gwent’s Garden Party which was held at Nelson’s Garden in Monmouth. I know Monmouth fairly well and had no idea that the place existed, its a walled garden tucked away behind Waitrose.

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The garden itself  is a 19th-century garden that was the scene of a tea party held to honour Lord Nelson in 1802. The garden is one of 24 sites on the Monmouth Heritage Trail. It is bounded on the south by the line of the medieval town wall through which it is entered via a short underground passageway. The garden is open to the public between April and September on Fridays between 2–4 p.m so if you are ever in Monmouth on a Friday afternoon you should check it out.

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