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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.

CSAD Exhibition

The students are using a variety of media © Louise Thomas

 18 Feb to mid-March

Cardiff School of Art and Design will be exhibiting their work inspired by Dyffryn. Find out more.


Come to Dyffryn for our BBC Stargazing Live event © BBC

20 March

Cardiff Astronomical Society will be opening their observatory to visitors. Find out more.

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. 


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