Today is United Nations World Day of Bees, so come to Monmouth’s Bee Festival, in the Nelson Garden, Monmouth and enjoy the ‘Bee Theatre’. Free event
the Nelson Garden is a small enclosed garden with a restored 19th century pavilion on the site where Nelson, with Sir William and Lady Hamilton, was entertained in 1802. They visited the Kymin on the same occasion. Despite its town-centre location, the Grade II listed garden is all but invisible, tucked away behind walls and only accessible through a 3m (10ft) tunnel. Once described as the best garden in Monmouth, it lay abandoned until a team of volunteers discovered it and set about its restoration. The original 19th-century promenade pathways and a hollow hypocaust wall, once heated to cultivate tender fruit trees, are now being uncovered and restored, and the garden returned to its Georgian heyday, when Nelson visited the garden on at least one occasion.
Access from Monnow Street Car Park (NP25 3UZ) with a pin coded gate in the corner of the car park.