The Carmarthenshire Gardens seen in the Sky A Discovery Of Witches fantasy drama series

The fantasy drama series ‘A Discovery of Witches’ recently returned for a third series, and many people in West Wales have noticed a few familiar spots.

The Sky series has been filmed in this area since its first run in 2018, with filming taking place in various locations across Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed in the latest series that one of the show’s settings is none other than Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire.

The Grade II listed mansion on the site is no stranger to being on screen, having appeared in ‘A Garden Lost in Time’ which followed the garden’s restoration on the BBC.

Gareth Skelding, stage manager for A Discovery of Witches seasons 1 and 2, said: ‘The medieval house and gardens at Aberglasney in Carmarthenshire has one of the finest gardens in Wales, part of which served as gardens for Sept-Tours, the fictional family home of the Clermont family.

“It’s a really versatile location for a set that I’ve also used to shoot scenes from Da Vinci’s Demons. Sept-Tours features in seasons two and three as well as season one and it was great to be back.

“The gardens, small temples and cloisters of Aberglasney are all appearing. It’s a sweet little place, the people are amazing.

Aberglasney Gardens Head Gardener Joseph Atkin added: “We were delighted to have been chosen as the filming location for the series.

“Filming has taken place in Aberglasney for the past few years and those familiar with the gardens will certainly recognize the lawn of the pigsties, the pool garden and the lower cloister area as they watch the drama unfold.”

The show, produced by Bad Wolf, is based on the bestselling novels by Deborah Harkness and stars Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode.

All episodes of series three, plus the first and second, can be viewed on Sky Demand, with episodes airing weekly on Sky Max.

For more information on the gardens, its history and what to visit on the site, see www.aberglasney.org