A Garden for Dylan

A unique opportunity to create an Edwardian Garden at the Birthplace and Family Home of Dylan Thomas

The Garden for Dylan competition is an opportunity for both amateurs and professionals to come up with a a unique garden design to be enjoyed by visitors to the Birthplace and Family Home of the famous poet and writer Dylan Thomas.

                               The gardens are the last part of the restoration of Dylan’s home to as it was when bought as a new house by the Thomas family in 1914. Dylan was born a few months later in the front bedroom and lived in the house 23 years while writing two thirds of hs published work.
  • Create an Edwardian style back and front garden – utilising plants, shrubs and hard landscaping popular at the time.
  • Designs must contain a flower and vegetable area as well as leaving space in the back garden for outdoor literary events.
  • The design must be in keeping with an Edwardian style but also capture something about the area that influenced Dylan Thomas and his writings.
  • Entrants will need to work within a budget for materials, plants and construction.
  • The chief judge will be Matthew Biggs from Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.

Whilst we have some great prizes everyone who enters is a winner and will receive a year’s membership of the Dylan Thomas Society.(www.dylanthomassociety.com)

However, the title is just the start to feed your inspiration – where you go is influenced by you, your imagination, the sight, sounds and the smell of the countryside and towns around you. The closing date for entries is midnight (BST) on 4th October and winners will be announced on 27th October 2018.

The competition is open to UK based professionals and amateurs of all ages. So, no matter who you are, if you think you’ve got in you – give it a go! Where you go in influenced by you, your imagination, the sight, sounds and smells of the countryside and towns around you.

Entry Fees You can enter as many designs as you wish. Make sure you keep your PayPal Transaction Number and Account Name to attach to the Entry Form. Without these we cannot identify you. The closing date for entries is midnight (BST) on 4th October5 and winners will be announced on 27th October (Dylan's 104th birthday and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Birthplace)