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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.

Meet the gardener

Get some tips from our knowledgeable gardeners © NT

Mon-Thurs, May to July

Drop in anytime between 11am and 1pm to ask our gardeners questions and take home some tips. 

Wildlife week

Help us build our bug home © Emma Louise Oram

 May half term

Join us for our wildlife themed half term, have a go on our Make it Monday and 50 things Wednesday. Find out more. 

Fascination of plants

Looking at plants under the microscope © National Trust

28 May

Scientists from Cardiff University will be with us to help your kids discover plants through science. Find out more. 

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