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An idyllic Welsh paradise

Magnificent trees

Bright blue skies at Chirk Castle © National Trust/Rachel Coman

You can see many historic species in our garden and the trees look amazing all year round - whatever the season.

Flower power

Rose all gold in the gardens at Chirk © National Trust/Rachel Coman

You can see wonderful flowers all year round at Chirk Castle.

Spring highlights

Hidden peacock gate in the garden at Chirk Castle

Hidden peacock gate in the garden at Chirk Castle

Come and explore our spring garden packed full of cheerful spring blooms. You can see stunning panoramic views of Wales and Shropshire. On a clear day you can see the Pennines.

For more information please contact the estate office on 01691 777701.

Don't miss our top garden spots

Long border

The colourful long border at Chirk Castle in September © National Trust/David Lock

This curved border has three seasonal areas and is filled with shrubs and herbaceous plants.

Lady Margaret Myddelton planted it on her return after the Second World War as a low maintenance way to ensure seasonal colour and scents.


Hawk house

A picturesque scene with the Hawk House set against bright blue skies. © National Trust/ David Lock

The hawk house was built in 1854 to an E W Pugin design. There used to be an 18th-century orangery on the same site.

It was originally a conservatory and Lord Howard de Walden added a thatched roof, so it could house birds of prey.

Shrub garden

Wander through the shrub garden at Chirk Castle © National Trust/ David Lock

The shrub garden has year-round interest.

The late spring rhododendrons smell beautiful after a spring shower.

An early summer highlight is the handkerchief tree with its elegant white bracts.

In the autumn you can see rich toasty colours throughout.

Magnificent views

A view from the bottom of the garden in chirk castle © National Trust/Chirk Castle

We are truly spoilt with the gorgeous scenery surrounding the castle.

You can see several counties from the gardens.

Wander down to the terrace and on a clear day you can see the Pennines.

Garden history

Cheerful herbaceous border at Chirk Castle

The tranquil gardens at Chirk Castle have developed over the past 400 years from the William Emes landscape to Lady Myddelton's tender restoration.


Lady Myddelton

Lady Margaret had a lifelong passion for gardening

This passionate lady's dedication to gardening and Chirk Castle can be seen today in the tranquil gardens.

Lady Margaret brought the gardens back to life after the Second World War.

Garden team

Hidden peacock gate in the Garden at Chirk Castle

We have a dedicated team of three full-time gardeners and eight volunteers keeping our gardens special.