Spring and autumn brings the best out of this east-facing wood, which provides a good overview of the Double Walled Garden. In spring the wood is carpeted with a sea of celandines, primroses, violets and bluebells. The entrance coming from the Ice House is also a good place to look for the strange double flowered Derwydd daffodil.

DSCN3791 PLGL-001 Galanthus photo collageThe wood is dedicated to Professor Philip Wareing (1914-96) of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth who was a highly respected specialist in plant hormones and tree physiology. Part of his collection has been planted out in this wood.

Twenty four hazel cultivars have been planted here too, producing a variety of nut sizes in autumn. This is also a good time of year to look for fungi here – it varies every year but it’s generally a good place to look for amethyst deceivers, milk-caps, funnel-caps and amanitas.