Longtown Village Pride
A small medieval period herb and wildflower garden, in a rural setting, to explore and enjoy. Started in 1993 as a joint venture between Longtown Village Pride and the newly formed Discovery Club at Longtown Primary School, Broome's Garden was restored as a focus for rural science projects in the form of a medieval period garden.The garden is now maintained by volunteers, working under the guidance of Longtown Village Pride, and remains available to the school for use as the need arises. This year we have developed a new partnership with English Heritage who now own our site. We will continue to manage and maintain it using volunteers.
Access notes: There are no steps and the pedestrian gate is wide enough for the majority of wheel chairs. The site is slightly sloped and is mostly laid to mown grass. There are gravel paths near the entrance.
The location is Ordnance Survey Map reference SO 321 291. For access by road, six miles from Abergavenny along A465, turn left at the Pandy Inn and follow the sign-posted country lane for four miles to Longtown. Fork left at the junction about half a mile after passing Clodoch Church. The garden is to the left of the Castle entrance, which is on the left about a further half mile beyond that fork and at the top of a steep incline. Access by public transport is not practical.