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Gardens, both large and small - Wales has varieties of the least discovered and most beautiful. Tucked away in the valleys of Wales are some fine parks and gardens, both ancient and modern.

Gardens in North Wales 

 

 
  • Bodnant Gardens, Conwy

    At Bodnant Gardens there are a number of different gardens all rolled into one. Bodnant is said to be one of the finest gardens in the world. There are commanding views across the Conwy valley to the peaks of Snowdonia. 
  • Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

    Penrhyn Castle and its garden enjoy magnificent views over the Menai Strait. The garden extends to a full 60 acres and comprises many different environments, including open parkland, woods, formal gardens including a shrub collection and even a semi-tropical area. Head Gardener Walks can be arranged on request.
  • Plas Brondanw Gardens, Llanfrothen, Gwynedd

    A garden created by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, aiming to provide a series of dramatic and romantic prospects inspired by the great gardens of Italy, with many architectural features and acres of topiary.
 
 
  • Plas Newydd, Anglesey

    The fine spring gardens offer a range of wild flowers and shrubs and a delightful woodlands walk. There are magnificent views of the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia and Menai Straits from the grounds. Head Gardener Walks can be arranged on request.
  • Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth

    This impressive tropical hot house has a computer-controlled environment, houses a horticultural box of delights. Three distinct climatic zones take visitors from tropical rainforests to deserts. Groups are welcome and group rates apply to parties of 12 or more. Guided tours are available. 
 

 

Gardens in Mid Wales 

 

 
  • Powis Castle and Garden, Powys


    This world-famous garden has Italian and French influences retaining original statues. The garden overhung with enormous clipped yew trees, shelters rare and tender plants in colourful herbaceous borders. Private garden tours with senior gardeners can be arranged subject to availability and may incur a cost.

 

 

Gardens in South Wales 

 
  • Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire

    This garden lost in time is set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney Gardens cover approximately 9 acres, including two woodlands.  Aberglasney can offer behind the scenes, out of hours and specialist tours by arrangement and the Café can also cater in the evenings.
  • Clyne Gardens, Swansea

    The gardens offer a variety of plants set in beautiful parkland and contains the finest rhododendron collection in Wales. The gardens are beautiful to visit all year round.
  • Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan

    With more than 55 acres, the Pompeian garden and other Edwardian features include a paved court, reflecting pool, theatre garden, Italianate terraces, cloister garden, rose garden, lavender court, vine walk, alpine garden and arboretum.
  • Margam Park, Neath

    Margam Park and its Orangery, in 850 acres of historic parklands, is a tranquil picturesque garden of serenity. The park is open all year round.
  • Picton Castle Gardens, Pembrokeshire

    Here there is 40 acres of magnificent gardens, including woodland and a walled garden, with an extensive collection of culinary and medicinal herbs.
 
 
  • Plantasia, Swansea

    Situated in the heart of Swansea, this impressive tropical hot house has a computer-controlled environment, houses a horticultural box of delights. Three distinct climatic zones take visitors from tropical rainforests to deserts.
  • The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire

    The National Botanic Garden was created to develop a viable world-class botanical garden, dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable utilization, and to lifelong learning and enjoyment of the visitor. With prior notice they can offer behind-the-scene garden tours. Themes could include Sustainability; Horticulture, Education; Science; Library/Archive; History and Heritage; Farming.
  • Upton Castle Gardens, Pembrokeshire

    The garden has a number of gardens all rolled into one. With 35 acres of garden there’s plenty to see. The arboretum is surrounded by woodland leading down to the tidal Cleddau estuary.
 

 

 

One Historic Garden

 

One Historic Garden is a collection of seven glorious parks, gardens and woodlands in South and West Wales, united by the fascinating story they each have to tell. Recently restored to their original splendour and offering new visitor attractions and facilities, the gardens warmly welcome group visits.

The gardens offer lovely walks, inspirational planting, beautifully restored architecture plus tea and cake with a view. Soak up the scents of a flower-filled walled garden; spot an exquisite painted gazebo; stroll through a medieval cloister garden; marvel at the UK’s longest orangery or relax in a jewel-coloured Japanese garden.

Private evening tours of Aberglasney with the head gardener followed by supper; as well as visits to the Honey Kitchen and Bee Keeping Centre where Scolton Manor’s golden harvest will be produced and bottled. Group tours of Penllergare Valley Woods are also available - hear the story of this sleeping beauty and how it is being brought back to life.

 

Other highlights include afternoon tea and a guided tour of Colby Woodland Garden and a wild food foraging walk at Bryngarw Park. Have fun spotting the locations in Margam Country Park which feature in TV’s Dr Who, Merlin and Da Vinci’s Demons or enjoy an outdoor play at Cwmdonkin Park.

 

Free/discounted entry is offered to groups at the seven gardens: Aberglasney Gardens, Bryngarw House and Country Park, Colby Woodland Garden, Cwmdonkin Park, Margam Country Park, Penllergare Valley Woods and Scolton Manor.
 

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