Bringing your dog to Bodnant Garden

A dog lying in front of the Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

There are more chances than ever to bring your four legged friend when you visit.

When can your dog visit in summer?

From the beginning of May right through until the end of August you'll be able to bring your dog in on Wednesday evenings from 5pm to enjoy our late opening.  Unfortunately you won't be able to bring your dog in at any other time during the summer.

We'll then have a break during September and October.

Winter dog days

You'll be able to bring your dog with you every day during November, December, January and February.

For the enojyment of all our visitors all dogs must be kept on short leads at all times.

We'll then have another break during March and April.

Why are there gaps?

While we're quite new to dogs we're trying to figure out what's best for everyone and the garden - an impossible task perhaps? While we have lots of visitors who love bringing their dog, we also have lots who'd prefer to visit on a dog-free day. As well as pleasing our visitors we also have to take into account what's best for the garden and our conservation work.

Over the last year we've had lots of feedback from our visitors, which is great as it helps us shape our policies.

If you wish to visit on a day when you're not able to bring your dog, you might be interested in Tal y Cafn kennels just down the road, who offer a dog-sitting service by the hour.