History at Bodnant Garden

Delve into four centuries which have transformed a 'dwelling by a stream' into one of the world's finest gardens.

Plaque commemorating the construction of The Terraces at Bodnant Garden
Bodnant Garden in the early 1800s

Roots of a Grade I listed garden  

How a 'dwelling by a stream' in Snowdonia's foothills grew into a horticultural haven for plants from around the globe.

The McLarens at Bodnant Hall.

A family creation 

The great minds and green fingers which have shaped Bodnant Garden into a plant lovers' paradise.

Agnes Pochin, Laura McLaren and Priscilla Bright-McLaren

Women of Bodnant - The Long Fight 

In 2018 we're celebrating our garden’s founding family and their campaign for women's suffrage, as part of the National Trust's year of #WomenAndPower.