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The Telegraph released its list of the top ten most romantic gardens this weekend and besides Monet’s Water Garden and the Alhambra was our very own Powis Castle & Garden! To help share with you how beautiful and wedding-perfect our gardens are, we are opening a day early on Wednesday 29 Feb to all budding brides wishing to pop the question, making a great idea for a day out on your UK romantic break.

This is by appointment only to ensure we can greet you with a celebratory glass of bubbles following your garden adventure. Any proposals at Powis Castle, one of the top ten most romantic gardens in the world, in the month of March, will be offered a free cream tea, for husband and wife to be. Following the engagement in our gardens, the lucky couples who decide to be married at Powis Castle & Garden will receive finer gifts.

Alison Dyer of Powis Castle & Garden said ‘With over 800 years of history and 26 acres of stunning, internationally acclaimed gardens, Powis Castle and Garden provides a unique and enchanting setting for your wedding ceremony.
‘We have 5 rooms licensed for civil ceremonies, ranging from the sumptuous Ballroom to the elegant Orangery. Enjoy post-ceremony drinks and canapés on the Orangery or Aviary Terraces, with stunning views of the gardens and Severn Valley. We look forward to helping turn your special day into a truly memorable occasion.’

In the British Isles, it is a tradition that women may propose marriage only on leap years. In some places the tradition was tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern leap day, February 29Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (then age five and living in Norway), required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man; compensation ranged from a kiss to £1 to a silk gown, in order to soften the blow. What a perfect addition to UK romantic break in Wales.

Powis Castle began life as the medieval fortress of the Welsh princes of Powys, who held onto their kingdom despite the threats of their more powerful neighbours in Gwynedd and England. In 1587, Powis was sold to Sir Edward Herbert who created the romantic long gallery which is richly decorated with the coats of arms of his ancestors. The first Marquess of Powis was forced into exile in 1668 due to his loyalty to the deposed King James II. In 1784, the marriage of Lady Henrietta Herbert and Edward Clive, son of Robert Clive, the conqueror of India, combined the Powis and Clive estates. In the early 20th Century, the 4th Earl of Powis and his wife, Lady Violet, redecorated much of the castle and brought the garden back to life, introducing new varieties from all over the world.

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