Things to see & do

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What's on at Dyffryn Gardens

Enjoy some autumnal activities at Dyffryn

Join us for loads of activities from botanical art courses and welly hunts to Halloween parties. We'll have plenty to keep you entertained this autumn. See our events page.


Top plants to spot in October

Autumn colours range from yellows and golds to purples, pinks and reds © John Hartland

  • Apples and pears in the Kitchen Garden
  • Cabbages in the Kitchen Garden
  • Acers in the Arboretum
  • Cacti in the Glasshouse

Find out more on a garden tour

A volunteer leading a garden tour © Arnhel de Serra

Join one of our knowledgeable guides on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at midday for a tour of the gardens. Tours last approx. 1 hour and cannot always be guaranteed.

The garden rooms project

We have transformed three of the ten garden rooms back to their 1920s splendour. The Pompeian Garden, Paved Court and the Reflecting Pool.

This has included repairs to the stonework, reinstating statues and new planting schemes. The rooms have now been completed and are looking stunning. Visit us soon to see what we've done. See our opening times. 

Poetry at Dyffryn

Professor Tony Curtis is writing a series of poems inspired by Dyffryn © National Trust

Professor Tony Curtis is writing a series of poems inspired by Dyffryn

The celebrated poet, writer and professor Tony Curtis joins us this year for a one year residency. He will be producing a series of poems inspired by Dyffryn and its stories. His work will be displayed throughout the gardens later in the summer, but for now you can read some of his work here. 


Stroll down the path on the approach to the seventeenth century entrance © Andrew Butler

We are no longer taking any wedding bookings, our neighbour Tredegar House is available for your special day. You can find more information here