Cestyll 749

Cemlyn, Wales

Brief Description

Cestyll is an intimate early-20th-century garden situated in a narrow, rocky stream valley leading to the sea. It is informally planted with a considerable variety of shrubs and perennials, some of them tender.


The Hon. William Walter Vivian bought Cestyll in 1918 and gave it to his niece, Violet Vivian. She developed the garden in the stream valley some distance from the house and lived at Cestyll until her death in 1962. Princess Victoria, a friend of Ms. Vivian, designed part of the garden.The Central Electricity Generating Board bought the site in 1962 under the condition that they maintained the gardens as a memorial. The house was demolished in 1991 for safety reasons.



  • Early 20th Century
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