The first thing that strikes a visitor arriving at High Glanau Manor are the truly spectacular views towards the distant Brecon Beacons. This comes as a breathtaking surprise − after ascending the hill to the house by a road enclosed with trees, the visitor enters through the red brick gate posts, and is greeted with the realisation that High Glanau is, as its name suggests, on a hilltop. The town of Monmouth and river Wye are only a short distance away down in the valley, but up here, on top of this hill, is another world.
Hidden in a valley nestled below high beech woods, this secret garden leads its visitors into a world of creativity and imagination, and entices them from the natural landscape into a stimulating place of carefully interwoven shape and colour. Intentionally provocative, it plays like a symphony, repeating themes in different places and different forms.