• Veddw House Garden

    The garden is set in the wonderful countryside of the Welsh border above Tintern. There are two acres of ornamental garden and two acres of woodland. A notable addition to the garden is the dramatic reflecting pool, but many people’s favourite parts will still be the ornamental vegetable plot (getting Read more [...]

  • Powis Castle (NT)

    The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as Read more [...]

  • Plas Yn Rhiw (NT)

    The house was rescued from neglect and lovingly restored by the three Keating sisters, who bought it in 1938. The ornamental gardens have flowering trees and shrubs, divided by box hedges and grass paths, rising behind to the snowdrop wood. It is stunning whatever the season. The views from the Read more [...]

  • Plas Newydd (NT)

    A fine spring garden and Australasian arboretum with an understorey of shrubs and wild flowers, as well as a summer terrace and, later massed hydrangeas and autumn colour. A woodland walk gives access to a marine walk on the Menai Strait.

  • National Botanic Garden of Wales

    Working with the National Museum of Wales and the Countryside Council for Wales, the Garden is collecting the seeds of, and propagating, some of Wales’s rarest plants. These include Britain’s rarest and most critically-endangered trees, the Ley’s Whitebeam (Sorbus leyana) and a hawkweed that only grows naturally on rocks around Read more [...]

  • Erddig (NT)

    Fruit trees still grow here, as records show they did in Joshua Edisbury’s garden in 1700. For 200 years, the parkland has been open to the local community as a place of tranquility or adventure. The 486-hectare (1,200-acre) landscape pleasure-park, designed by William Emes, is a haven of peace and Read more [...]

  • Dyffryn Garden & Arboretum (NT)

    Only six miles west of the centre of Cardiff, in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan countryside, Dyffryn Gardens is an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. At over 55 acres it’s amongst the most beautiful gardens in Wales. Mainly designed and created by Thomas Mawson, a leading landscape Read more [...]

  • Dewstow Gardens

    Dewstow gardens are the recently rediscovered gardens and landscapes created around the turn of the century by “James Pulham & Sons” landscapers, Rock Builders and Garden Designers. The gardens had been buried around the 1940s and 50s and although some where in a very poor condition, other parts remained as Read more [...]

  • Colby Woodland Gardens (NT)

    Attractive woodland gardens (8-acres) with a fine collection of rhododendrons and azaleas. The early 19th century house is not open but the owners kindly allow access to the walled garden during visiting hours. There are walks through secluded valleys along open and wooded pathways.

  • Clyne Gardens

    In 1860 Glynn Vivian bought Clyne Castle and laid out landscape gardens in the parkland surrounding the house. In 1921 the estate was inherited by Algernon Vivian, ‘The Admiral’, who was responsible for much of the gardens as we see them today. The Admiral sponsored several plant-hunting trips abroad, and Read more [...]

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