Heritage and Gardens in West Wales

Cae Hir Gardens

Cae Hir Gardens

Cae Hir Gardens is a late twentieth century garden set in Ceredigion, which has been envisaged, designed, created and maintained by just one man – Dutch born Wil Akkermans, using only traditional hand tools (apart from a mower).  

Cae Hir spans over 6 acres and uses both native and exotic plants. Started in 1983 on fields of a smallholding, the first phase opened on 30th April 1989  and the final phase opened on 18th May 1995.

Unlike many successful gardens, Cae Hir has never had the benefit of financial support or backing by anyone other than immediate family. It is a testament to him and his wife Gillian that, through thick and thin, success has prevailed.

In 2004, after having been featured many times on national and local TV, local radio, in national and local newspapers, magazines and gardening publications, Cae Hir was invited by the Royal Horticultural Society to become one of its Partner Gardens, one of only a few in Wales to be given this accolade.

Now retired, Wil has handed over Cae Hir Gardens to his children who are slowly putting their own stamp on this unusual garden. It is truly a family business, ensuring you will always receive a warm welcome.



Cae Hir Gardens
SA48 7NG

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April to October, open daily from 10am until 5pm



Adult/OAP £6.00
Child £2
Groups of 10 and over £5 each




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