Things to see & do

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What's on at Dyffryn Gardens

Come and discover at Dyffryn’s lecture lunches

Join us for lots of talks and activities. From botanical art courses and lecture lunches to gardening techniques we have plenty to keep you entertained.

See our events page for more information. 


Top plants in December

Silk tassel bush in the West garden at Dyffryn Gardens © National Trust

  • Curly kale in the Kitchen garden
  • Silk tassle bush in the West garden
  • Brussel sprouts in the Kitchen garden
  • Berries on the Yews by the entrance


Things to do this winter

  • A touch of frost © Alan Greenhalgh

    Go on a frosty walk

    Wrap up warm for a for a beautifully frosty walk.

  • Grab a good book to read in our newly finished Red Library © National Trust Beatrix Potter Collection 2014

    Read a book

    Snuggle up on the sofa in our newly finished Red Library.

  • The grey squirrel is a common site in the garden © National Trust. M. Jarvis

    Spot squirrels

    The squirrels are still out foraging for nuts and acorns for the winter

Christmas at Dyffryn

Hang a wish on our wish tree © National Trust / Paul Harris

Hang a wish on our wish tree

Throughout December

Make Dyffryn a part of your Christmas this year. Visit the house dressed for Christmas to see the lights and garlands.

Wrap up warm and go for a frosty Christmas walk in the grounds, a truly magical experience.

See our opening times.


Winter walks

Enjoy a frosty winter walk © NTPL/John Millar

Stroll through the frosty gardens and catch the last of the autumn colour. Spot squirrels and robins foraging for the winter and taste the kitchen garden's produce on the menu before you go.

The house

Explore the Great Hall at Dyffryn Gardens © Tony Hadland

Explore the large Victorian mansion set within the gardens, the house is unfurnished so offers a great way to appreciate the architecture, fireplaces and ceilings.See our opening times.

Red Library

Browse the shelves in our second-hand book shop © National Trust

We have just finished moving our second hand book corner into the Red Library. You can now enjoy the room as it was intended and while away an afternoon with a good book.