Bringing your dog to Bodnant Garden

Dog in autumn at Bodnant Garden

With 80 acres to explore, from formal gardens to wilder meadows and woods, there's a walk to suit everyone at Bodnant Garden.

Dogs are welcome every day in autumn and winter (October to the end of March) and on special dog days - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - from April to the end of September.

We’ve developed a high and low season Dogs Welcome programme for 2022/2023 following your feedback to our 2021 review. A big thank you to everyone who got in touch to share your experiences. We get that many people love bringing their four-legged family members to Bodnant, while other visitors prefer a dog-free garden, and we want everyone to have their opportunity for quality time in this special place.

If you are visiting with your dog we ask that for the enjoyment of all our visitors, for the wellbeing of our beds and borders and to protect local wildlife and livestock you stick to paths and follow some simple guidelines. With our corporate partner Forthglade we've produced the Canine Code:

Take the lead: Please keep your pup on a short, not extendable lead.
Scoop that poop: Bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
Paws for thought: Look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.
Be on the ball: Not everyone loves dogs, so keep yours close by.

Check out our neighbouring National Trust Wales places too. With castles, coast and countryside to explore, there are many opportunities for some great walkies right on our doorstep.