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Notice: The arboretum will be closed on 31 March due to high winds, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The rest of the site will remain open.

Magnificent Edwardian gardens flowing from grand vistas to intimate spaces overlooked by a large mansion

Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds.

The enormous great lawn is bordered by seasonal bedding and a croquet lawn. There is also a large glasshouse, statuary collection, and arboretum featuring trees from all over the world.

Designed by eminent landscape architect Thomas Mawson in 1906, the gardens are the early 20th-century vision of coal magnate John Cory and his son Reginald.

Within the gardens, Dyffryn House, a grand Victorian mansion overlooks the key aspects of the gardens. Parts of the ground and first floors have been restored and are unfurnished.

Cadbury Easter trail

2014 and 2015 Welsh Cadbury Easter logo © Cadbury

3 to 6 April

Hunt all over the gardens to find the clues to win a delicious chocolaty prize. Find out more. 


Ask the gardener

Sweet peas in front of the glass house © National Trust

2, 9 April

Drop in anytime between 11am and 1pm to see our Walled Gardener making our plant frames for this year's crop.

RHS open day

Experience Dyffryn for free this April © National Trust

17 April

Experience Dyffryn Gardens for free as part of RHS national gardening week. Find out more. 

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