Gardens

A garden of secret delights

Can you discover the water on all of the layers in the terrace garden? © National Trust

Can you discover the water on all of the layers in the terrace garden?

With stunning views and shady corners, the gardens at Plas Newydd are a delightful blend of intimacy and grandeur.

From the Italianate terraces to the Australasian arboretum, we have some of the most intriguing plant collections in the British Isles.

Discover the gardens

Highlights

Take in the view from the Italianate terraces © National Trust

Take in the view from the Italianate terraces

There are lots of hidden sights around every corner in the gardens at Plas Newydd.

We don't want you to miss any of them so we've put together a list of our favourite spots for you.

Garden highlights

Get walking

A great place to pause and marvel at the Menai Strait © National Trust

A great place to pause and marvel at the Menai Strait

Get walking and enjoy some fresh air on a sunny winter's day.

There are great walks around Plas Newydd and our nearby land, taking in mountain views and the varied wildlife on the Strait.

Download our Menai Strait wildlife and woodland walk

Download our family fun walk

Wildlife haven

A brilliant display of flowers in the meadow © National Trust

A brilliant display of flowers in the meadow

Our wildflower meadow started life as a rugby pitch but is now home to a huge variety of plant, insect and bird life.

Recently awarded 'Coronation Meadow' status, it's a must-see in the gardens.

Take a plant home

All our plants for sale are all home grown

Our gardeners are busy propagating seasonal perennials, shrubs, alpines and bedding plants so you can take home a little piece of Plas Newydd.

Find them for sale outside the Old Dairy Shop and Siop Newydd.

Join the team

Our garden team are always looking to expand their squad.

If you're interested in gardening and looking to learn a bit more, join our team at Plas Newydd.

Birdlife

The variety of lansdscapes at Plas Newydd mean that, whatever the time of year, there's always something to see and enjoy, whether you're a keen birdwatcher or a casual spotter.

Things to do in an hour

Family playing croquet in the garden at Plas Newydd, Anglesey © Paul Harris

Family playing croquet in the garden at Plas Newydd, Anglesey

  • Follow the Terrace Garden waterfalls from source to sea
  • Find the billabong in the Australasian Arboretum
  • Have a game of croquet
  • Spot the Nelson Monument near Britannia Bridge
  • Record a red squirrel sighting
  • Have a game of Frisbee Golf in Dairy Wood
  • Spot the fossils in the house stonework

What if it's raining?

Walking in wellies © Guy Harrop

Walking in wellies

  • Catch the buggy between the car park and house
  • Take a break in the coffee shop
  • Shelter under the crook with great views over the Menai Strait
  • Get your wellies on and splash in the puddles
  • Browse in the second-hand bookshop
  • Climb up to the tree house
  • Do some bird spotting from the Church Bank Wood hide

 

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