Cowbridge Physic Garden

The Cowbridge Physic Garden is located in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales. The 0.5 acres (0.20 ha) physic garden was created by the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust in 2004,[1] and was opened in June 2008 by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. who is its patron.[2] Surrounded by high stone walls, parts of which date to the 13th century, the physic garden is situated within a former 18th century formal garden which belonged to the Edmondes family of Old Hall.[3] The garden was designed to replicate the styles of its 18th century predecessor, and only plants found in Britain before 1800 are included in the garden.[4]

Cowbridge Physic Garden
Gardd Berlysiau'r Bont-Faen
A picture of the Physic Garden, featuring some plants a stone wall
The Physic Garden, in 2009, shortly after its opening
Map of Wales, indicating the geographic position of the Cowbridge Physic Garden
Map of Wales, indicating the geographic position of the Cowbridge Physic Garden
LocationCowbridge, Wales
OS gridSS 99316 74604
Coordinates51°27′41″N 3°27′02″W / 51.461427°N 3.4506646°W / 51.461427; -3.4506646Coordinates: 51°27′41″N 3°27′02″W / 51.461427°N 3.4506646°W / 51.461427; -3.4506646
OpeningJune 26, 2008
DesignerAnthony Jellard Associates
Administered byCowbridge Physic Garden Trust Limited


  1. ^ Dalton, Nick; Stone, Deborah (27 January 2009). Frommer's Wales With Your Family: From Cliff-top Castles to Sandy Coves. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 75–. ISBN 978-0-470-72320-3. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Cowbridge Physic Garden". Welsh Historic Gardens Trust. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Cowbridge Physic Garden". Keep Britain Tidy. Archived from the original on 17 November 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  4. ^ Cowbridge Physic Garden Trust Ltd. Welcome to Cowbridge Physic Garden. p. 4.

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