Brechfa Forest Garden consists of 89 test plots of a range of trees to test how they would respond to being planted and managed in a forest style setting. Established by local foresters in the late 1950s and early 1960s the original objective appears to have been the establishment of a collection of species from which measurements and observations could be made on the suitability of species for British forest use.
This facility was created by Forestry Commission staff in the late 1950s and early 1960s, it is the only site of its type in Wales, and one of only 4 spread across the UK.
Many of these trees have matured and now form an arboretum with a difference as, instead of one or two trees of each type, there are whole stands of trees from all over the world.
Brechfa Forest Garden can be reached by following the Forest Garden Trail a copy of the leaflet which describes the route of the walk and shows the details of the plots can be downloaded here.