The Garden at Bodnant
The garden at Bodnant has never looked better. With new areas opening and new planting schemes to enjoy, it's a spectacular horticultural gem.
The past few years have seen some changes in the garden. With the opening of the Winter Garden, Yew Dell and Far End, the garden has grown and, in some areas, is unrecognisable. Our garden team have put in a huge amount of effort to bring these areas up to the same standard as the rest of the garden for you to enjoy, with seasonal planting, formal areas, wildlife havens and tranquil pools.
This year, as well as the four National Collections we already hold (magnolias, eucryphias, embothriums and Rhododendron forestii) our own special Bodnant hybrid Rhododendrons have been recognised as a National Collection. Some of these rhodos are so rare there aren't any other specimens any where else in the world - a truly special and unique sight.
While previously considered a spring garden, with the mass of daffodils followed by rhododendrons and azaleas, Bodnant is now truly a year-round spectacle. With roses, hydrangeas and herbaceous plants in summer, stunning autumn colour and winter interest with irises, witch hazel, hellebores and camelias, there's something to see at every time of year.
Be sure to catch our snowdrops during February - we're aiming for 100,000!
What's out when?
Winter - Hellebores, dogwood stems, dwarf irises, snowdrops, camellias, magnolias, ornamental grasses
The Winter Garden's at its best in December and January
Spring - Daffodils, camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons & azaleas, embothriums, the Laburnum Arch, Himalayan blue poppies
The rhododendrons and famous Laburnum Arch peak in May
Summer - Late rhododendrons, roses, water lilies, hydrangeas, eucryphias, summer herbaceous plants
The roses are stunning in July and August
Autumn - late roses, fading hydrangeas, seeds and berries, autumn colour in the trees
The autumn colour is spectacular in October