Welcome to the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT) web site

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Regency Restoration Project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales


Louise Austin will give a brief introduction to the Regency Restoration Project.

The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust and Llandeilo Civic Society
Invite you to a
Talk and guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017

Starting at

Llanarthne Village Hall at 2.30pm
The WHGT Carmarthenshire branch are hosting a talk and guided walk. Tea and cakes on arrival.   
There will be insufficient space for everyone to park at Pont Felin Gat, the start of the walk, so lift sharing will be necessary.
Stout shoes are recommended, as the paths are uneven and may be muddy, and  rainwear if wet.
We would ask everyone to make a donation of £5 a head to cover the cost of tea and cake, and to make a contribution towards the restoration project. 

Please book your place by the 19th June 2017 as numbers will be limited.
Contact Judith Holland on 01558 825992 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



2017 National AGM hosted by Clwyd Branch

Furnace Woods

The 2017 WHGT AGM is on June 10th at Bodnant Food Centre, Furnace Farm, Tal-y-Cafn, Conwy LL28 5RP

The AGM is preceded by a Cheese and Wine evening at Gwydir Castlekindly hosted by Judy Corbett and Peter Welford.

A full information pack, as sent to members, is available here. The lunch menu is available here.

A web booking form is available here. This will take you to a Paypal  payment page on completion.

The booking form as sent to all members is also available: here



Searching for & viewing Ordnance Survey Drawings (OSDs) online at the British Library

Searching for & viewing Ordnance Survey Drawings (OSDs) online at the British Library

Changes to access arrangements
 BL have altered the way they are providing access to the OSDs online:
From the OSD webpage

use the 'Search our website' box in the upper right corner & enter the relevant sheet number (look this up on the 'Static Index' link on the page) in the format OSD nnn, where nnn is the sheet number, e.g. OSD 152.
Once you get to the search results list you can reach the web page by clicking the title of the record in the results list (eg 'Detail from OSD
152 (Hampstead)' ).
This takes you to an intermediate page containing the following information:
Click on the 'I want this' tab.

You then need to click the 'Go' button under the 'View online' heading.

This takes you to another web page with the link to the interactive zoomable image, as before.


Ice Houses of Wales

Ice Houses of Wales

 The Ice House at Mostyn

Can you help?
Can you contribute to The Welsh Ice-house Gazetteer


a) check the accuracy of ice-house observations and the locations – are the descriptions and the map grid references correct?
b) Add any other examples, existing or to be found only on old maps, whether Ordnance Survey maps or estate maps and documents?
c) Can anyone remember an ice-house in use?

For New entries please complete the online form or send  the following details:

1.Name, civil community/parish, and National Grid Reference
2.Relation to and distance from house and possible source of ice (eg. 300m. NE of house by pond)
3.External appearance (eg. built into bank, earth-covered mound)
4.Internal appearance (eg. passage, doors, building materials, form and dimensions of ice-chamber, any drainage arrangements)
6.Any published references (eg. article, old OS map)
7.Name and address/contact details of recorder

Updated entries again use the online form or send the details
1.Name and location as above
2.Any information to be updated (eg. more detail, better description, change in condition, etc)
3.Name and address/contact details of recorder
Please, remember that most ice-houses are on private land, and many are extremely dangerous to examine. If the ice-house is not in your ownership, please ensure that you have permission to visit, that somebody knows you are going to do so, and preferably be accompanied.
Information can be sent to

Dr Eurwyn Wiliam
42 St Fagans Drive
St Fagans
Cardiff CF5 6EF.