Things to see & do
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What's on at Dyffryn Gardens
Join us for lots of talks and activities. From dahlia workshops and botanical art courses to free entry days we have plenty to keep you entertained.
See our events page for more information.
Top plants in September
- Dahlias on the south front
- Californian fuchsia on the rockery
- Monkshood in the herbaceous border
- Grapes on the vine walk
Things to do this autumn
Go on a welly walk
Grab your most colourful wellies for a wonderfully wet walk.
Read a book
Snuggle up on the sofa in our newly finished Red Library.
We have several horse chestnuts for you to collect conkers.
A thousand dahlias
This year marks one hundred years since Dyffryn's dahlia trials. We are celebrating by re-creating how it would have looked, felt and smelt by packing every border, bed and pot with different dahlias.
Over the last few months our fantastic gardeners have planted over a thousand dahlias in our borders. They are just coming into bloom now and will be looking at their best this month.
Pay with dahlias
Donate seven dahlias on 25 September to receive free entry on the weekend of 27 and 28 September. Your dahlias will be used to create a spectacular display in the house to celebrate the centenary of the 1914 dahlia trials at Dyffryn.
7 blooms gains free entry for one person to the gardens. Email or call us on 02920 593328 for more info.
Apples and pears
Our apples, pears and grapes are ripened to perfection and are looking fat and juicy. Come and see them in the kitchen garden and vine walk. Don't forget to have a taste in our tea-rooms.
The wildflower borders have burst into life this week and are attracting lots of bees, butterflies and insects. Pick up the wildflower identification sheets in the garden to discover something new.
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.