Things to see & do

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What's on

Children playing in a tree

Join us for lots of activities from botanical art courses and newt nights to 50 things activities we have plenty to keep you entertained.

See our events page for more information. 


Top plants in May

The Handkerchief tree at Dyffryn Gardens © National Trust

  • Pear and apple blossom in the Kitchen Garden
  • Handkerchief tree by the Great Lawn
  • Wisteria in the Pompeian Garden
  • Drumstick Primulas in the West Garden

Calling all artists

Could you transform our house? © Mike Perry

Could you transform a room in the house into a creative masterpiece that tells the story of Dyffryn? We are looking for a new and exciting art installation. Follow the link for more information.

Garden rooms project

Cliveden conservation repairing the fountain in the Pompeian Garden © National Trust

Cliveden conservation repairing the fountain in the Pompeian Garden

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 Cliveden conservation are repairing the stonework to the fountain in the Pompeian Garden to get it in working order. Pop by to check on our progress. 

See our opening times.


Strolling in spring

Paths and trails to explore 

Stroll through the gardens and bring your camera to catch some great spring photo opportunities. Spot primroses and daffodils and warm up with something delicious in the Tea-rooms.

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.