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

Following feedback from visitors in the earlier part of 2022, we’re pleased to announce that #WagWednesdays will be returning to Bodnant Garden from 6 July until 28 September 2022. Between the hours of 5pm and 8pm every Wednesday until the end of September, dogs will be welcome in the garden to enjoy an evening walk. Last entry to the garden is at 7pm on these days, so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time. 

These updated opening hours are part of our ongoing high and low season Dogs Welcome programme for 2022/2023, which we continually review throughout the year. Once again, we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been in touch to share their feedback and experiences. We understand that many people love bringing their dogs to Bodnant Garden and we also understand some visitors enjoy spending time in a dog-free garden. We want everyone to have an opportunity for quality time in this special place, and we aim to review this throughout the year.

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.