Spring time at Bodnant Garden

View across Bodnant Garden from Furnace Wood

Spring at Bodnant Garden opens with swathes of golden daffodils which fill the Old Park meadow from March to April. In 2019 they've begun appearing early, in time for St David's Day on March 1.

As daffodils give way to carpets of bluebells in May, enjoy the spectacle of acres of cherry blossom and the scent of other flowering trees and shrubs throughout the garden; as well as herbaceous beds bursting with tulips, iris, and flowering perennials. 

Our National Collections of magnolias and rhododendrons light up the garden with dazzling colour from March to June too. Many of these were brought to Bodnant by famous plant hunters at the turn of the 1900s. The spring spectacle is crowned by the flowering of the Laburnum Arch, a pergola walkway of golden flowers which glows for three weeks in late May and early June - a dazzling finale to the season. 

Enjoy the spring garden with our special guided walks and talks and explore the history of the beautiful Poem mausoleum, which is open on the last Tuesday of the month.

The garden is open early, from 9am, throughout May and June, to give you more time to experience the fabulous late spring show. The garden also opens late on Wednesday evenings (until 8pm) from April through to October. Dogs are welcome all day, every day in winter and early spring (October to end of March) and on Wag Wednesday evenings from 5pm-8pm from April to end of September.

For details of spring events at the garden see our What's On listings here on the website.