Google or Apple maps may take you via other routes along extremely narrow roads from Naish and Milton, so we reccommend checking your route to avoid Paskeston road and Blackberry Lane.
Follow directions to Upton Castle Gardens to arrive at our carpark, on the right as you approach.
Free parking onsite.
Situated near the village of Cosheston, the castle and its gardens have stood as a testament to the region's heritage and natural beauty.
Our dedicated team of experienced horticulturists and volunteer gardeners work tirelessly to maintain the gardens and ensure that every plant thrives in its natural habitat. We strive to create an environment that is not only visually captivating but also promotes biodiversity and sustainability.
Upton Castle Gardens is renowned for its impressive collection of rare and exotic plants. The gardens provide a welcoming haven for many unique and exquisite plant species, thriving in the favorable microclimate of Pembrokeshire.
We are fortunate to have an impressive number of Champion trees. Some are the largest examples of that species in Wales, and others in the country.
Our arboretum has an exceptional collection of rare trees amongst which are the large Davidii involucrate (Handkerchief Tree), Fagus heterophylla (Fern Leafed Beech), Cunninghamia, Podocarpus, Liriodendron tulipfera (tulip tree) and the Magnolias to mention a few.
The castle's origins can be traced back to the 13th century when it was built by the Malefants, a prominent Norman family.
Throughout the medieval period, Upton Castle served as a stronghold, witnessing numerous conflicts and power struggles.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of the gardens and discover a diverse range of plants, including vibrant rhododendrons, elegant camellias, fragrant magnolias, and majestic ancient trees.
With an array of vibrant flowers, lush greenery, and peaceful pathways, our gardens offer a tranquil escape where visitors can unwind, reconnect with nature, and find inspiration in the beauty that surrounds them.
Over the years, Upton Castle Gardens has remained a cherished destination for nature enthusiasts, history lovers, and avid gardeners.
The castle and its gardens have been lovingly preserved, with efforts made to maintain the original charm and character.
However, at times, the sheer magnitude of the work can be overwhelming, and certain areas may become dilapidated or require restoration. We strive to address these challenges and continuously improve the condition of the gardens to ensure visitors can fully appreciate their unique beauty and historical significance.
The site has also opened its doors to the public, offering guided tours, weddings and events, a weekly chapel service, and a tranquil setting for leisurely strolls and relaxing lunches.
Upton Castle Gardens stands as a living testament to the enduring beauty of Pembrokeshire's landscape and the dedication of those who have nurtured it throughout the centuries.
With its captivating history and captivating natural surroundings, a visit to Upton Castle Gardens is an invitation to step back in time and immerse oneself in the splendor of this remarkable place.