The Middletons’ landscape

The estate in which the Garden is situated was created in the late 16th or early 17th century, and has remained as more or less undisturbed parkland since that time, forming a landscape that is rare if not unique in Wales.

During his time as vicar, Christopher Middleton accumulated in the order of 600 acres of land, which we suspect corresponds to the modern estate.

Archaeological survey and investigation undertaken in 2011 and 2012 has demonstrated the remains of the 17th century Middleton Hall and the ornamental gardens which surrounded the house still survive. These archaeological remains are located to the east of Llyn Mawr.