When Ho­ra­tio came to tea

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country - He­lena Ger­rish

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

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