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The Gardens were started in 1994 when we, Toby and Stephanie Hickish moved here from Wiltshire. The farmhouse was derelict and there was just a field and an overgrown hedge
infront of the house. This was quickly removed revealing a spectacular view over the neighbouring farmland at the foot of the Berwin mountain range.

The Garden was started immediately by levelling lawns and planting yew and beech hedges to provide shelter. As we opened up doorways and windows in the house we used the stone to
build the garden walls and we began to get a structure. It seemed that every year we had a new project or garden to add. Now we are surprised to find we are confident enough to open it to
visitors, helped in no small way by the location.

Families with children are particularly welcome and there is lots for them to do! There is a large sunken trampoline close to the cafe but in the woods there is any amount to occupy them. We
like to think Caerau Uchaf is a place when they can explore and invent games in the old fashioned way. There is a fort and zip wire in the woods with other distractions to encourage
their imaginations!

The Gardens are open from Easter until the end of September 5 days a week, not Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s. We have a cafe serving a full menu with the best chips, home-made meals, Stephanie’s excellent cakes and great coffee.

Do also come and see us at our other place in Bala. We run “GORWELION” clearly signposted right just as you approach Bala from the east along the A494 just before the bridge. Here apart from the Cafe/Restaurant there is good gift shop and a Soft Play Barn. A group of buildings developed
from an old farm and water powered timber mill in a lovely countryside setting, you can walk from here or just enjoy the grounds. www.gorwelion.co.uk 

Contact information:

Stephanie and Toby Hickish
Caerau Uchaf
Sarnau
Bala
Gwynedd
LL23 7LG

Tel. 01678 530493
Mob 07894164272
info@caerau-gardens.co.uk

Gorwelion
Rhiwlas
Bala
Gwynedd
LL23 7NW

Tel. 01678 520943
info@gorwelion.co.uk
www.gorwelion.co.uk

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