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Creating a garden in the clouds

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Antony Woodward has written a book - The Garden in the Clouds - about how he transformed a derelict smallholding in the Black Mountains near Abergavenny into a garden paradise.

He told Jamie Owen and Lisa Rogers of BBC Radio Wales how he and his wife decided to leave London for the countryside to create a garden worthy of inclusion in the Yellow Book of the National Gardens Scheme.

They bought at auction a derelict plot on a hillside near Llanvihangel Crucorney and set about their task despite warnings from the locals about huge bills and harsh winters.

The garden - Tair Ffynnon - is open for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August 2010 from 12 midday to 6pm.

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