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Grade I gardens featuring intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and an extensive arboretum

One of our latest additions in Wales, Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design, covering more than 55 acres featuring a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and seasonal bedding. There is also a statuary collection, and an arboretum featuring trees from all over the world.

Within the gardens, Dyffryn House, a grand Victorian mansion overlooks the key aspects of the gardens. Significant parts of the ground and first floors have been restored to their Victorian splendour and are now open to the public.

Designed by eminent landscape architect Thomas Mawson, the gardens are the early 20th-century vision of industrialist John Cory and his son Reginald.

Dawn chorus walk

Listen to the tuneful songs of our birds © Ross Hoddinott

Listen to the tuneful songs of our birds

4 May, 5.30am-7am

Are you an early bird? If so, join John Wilson of the Glamorgan Bird Club as he guides us through the gardens listening for and learning how to recognise different bird songs.

Adult £12, Child £10 including breakfast.
Spaces are limited so please call 02920 590813 to book in advance.

Botanical art courses

Magnolias in the arboretum © NTI/David Levensen

31 May, 28 June, 26 Jul, 10am-4pm

Debbie Devauden is a botanical artist who joins us for a one-day course to help you learn how to draw a botanical subject from our beautiful gardens.

All botanical and artist materials are provided.

Advance booking only: 029 2059 0814, tickets £30.

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