Redcliffe House, 17 New Street

 Redcliffe House, 17 New Street.

Redcliffe House has a larger than expected garden with stone walls and a tall fence, which make the west facing garden private. Entry is through the light blue gate on Gospel Lane

We moved to St Davids two years ago. In recent years the house has been a holiday property. Our priority was to totally redecorate (this is still ongoing….) and restore it as a family home. This allowed us to see what  came up in the garden in the first full summer. 

It was only this year that we have found time to attack the overgrown garden, which started off with Jane removing the ivy on the attractive stone walls and clearing the undergrowth on the flower beds. This has resulted  in many trips to the tip. Steve has undertaken the ‘heavy’ side, which has included enlarging the gravelled area. A small number of bushes have been removed and others pruned well back to let us to start to plant out the flowers beds, with the aim of encouraging bees. There is a small ‘bug hotel’. 

The open weekend has given us a target to get the garden up to a presentable level. There are clues to future developments and there is plenty still to do. The nearby St Davids Garden & Nursery and Bernie’s expertise  has been a blessing. 

 Entry is through the light blue gate on Gospel Lane- please ‘duck’. There is one step at the gate and wheelchairs may struggle a little on the gravelled area but this shouldn’t put anyone off. Sorry but no dogs.  There are seating areas.