About us

Introducing the garden and our family 

Welcome to Cae Hir...

…the Welsh Garden with a Dutch History, where Nature and Design Meet and Mingle

First and foremost a family garden,

we are proud to have been an RHS Partner Garden for 16 years, and to be one of the original Magnificent 7 - the 'Great Gardens of West Wales'.

Spend  a few hours here to...

  • meander through and explore our peaceful FAMILY GARDEN, designed and created by our dad, developed and cared for by us, and enjoyed by many for over 30 years.

  • treat yourself to Julie's HOME BAKED CAKES and SCONES in our quirky Tearoom in the Shed, the social hub of Cae Hir.

  • find that perfect gift or souvenir as you browse our extensive range of PLANTS FOR SALE - all propagated by Stuart from the garden itself.

Meet the family...



Stuart is both head and under-gardener at Cae Hir, having inherited the 'One Man Job' title after our dad's health took a sharp downturn in 2017. The garden goes from strength to strength under his guardianship, and he is enjoying putting his own stamp on our family garden.

Julie Akkermans-Davies

Julie manages the business and runs the tea room. A welcome 'Jakk of all Trades' but a true master of only one - baking! Be sure to try one of her cakes or scones - they're good! She welcomes all our visitors with a hearty smile in our aptly named 'Tearoom in the Shed'.



Our dad, who initially designed, created and maintained Cae Hir as 'A One Man Job' is now no longer in good health and is unfortunately unable to enjoy the garden in the way he would like to. He is proud of the way Cae Hir has flourished, and happy in the knowledge his garden is being taken good care of.



Our mum, who worked as a physiotherapist to keep a roof over our heads and food in our bellies while our dad followed his dream. The unsung hero behind the story of Cae Hir, she continues to be a source of strength and encouragement to us.

Contact details:

Cae Hir Gardens, Cribyn, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7NG

Tel: 01570 471116

Email: caehirgardens@gmail.com

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