When Horatio came to tea
THe nelson Garden, Monmouthshire, a remarkable survival of an 18th-century town garden and green oasis in the middle of Monmouth, has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant of £84,600.
the Grade Ii*-listed memorial pavilion that contains the original seat on which Lord nelson sat in 1802, when he visited the garden with Sir William and Lady Hamilton to take refreshments, will be restored as part of the project, along with a rare hot wall. A nelson Heritage trail will also be established to link the garden with the nelson Museum and the Kymin, a hill overlooking Monmouth.
the Museum has a renowned collection of nelson memorabilia and the Kymin has a Grade Ii*-listed roundhouse on it and a naval temple. Lunches, workshops, lectures, tours and concerts are planned this summer (www.visitmonmouthshire.com).
Lord Nelson used to take his breakfast on the Kymin and admire the picturesque views