Things to see & do

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What's on

How many of the 50 things can you do at Dyffryn Gardens?

Join us for loads of activities from botanical art courses and late night Thursdays to make it Mondays. We'll have plenty to keep you entertained this summer. See our events page.


Top plants in July

Find our Dyffryn-grown fruit and veg in the wheelbarrow outside the shop © National Trust

  • Wild strawberries in the Kitchen Garden
  • Climbing roses in the Herbaceous Border
  • Coneflowers in the Herbaceous Border

Special Places

Vote for your special place in Wales © National Trust

Please vote for us as part of special places to help us win the coveted first place. There are five categories to vote for so get thinking. Find out about the special places campaign and vote. 

Garden rooms project

The original planting scheme is returning to the Paved Court © National Trust

The original planting scheme is returning to the Paved Court

We are transforming three of the ten garden rooms back to their 1920s splendour, the Pompeian garden, Paved court and Reflecting pool.

This will include repairs to stonework, reinstating statues and new planting schemes.

This week we are returning the original planting scheme to the Paved Court and relaying the turf in the Pompeian Garden. Stop by to check on our progress today. 

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. 

Garden tours

A volunteer leading a garden tour © Arnhel de Serra

Join one of our knowledgeable guides on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11am for a tour of the gardens. Tours last approx. 1 hour and cannot always be guaranteed as they are volunteer led.