What to expect when visiting Bodnant Garden

Waterlilies at Bodnant Garden

Welcome to Bodnant Garden. Please take a moment to read our guide to making the most of your visit.

Do I need to book?

From 4 April you’ll have the option to prebook your tickets to visit Bodnant Garden if you wish. 

Booking’s not essential as we have allowed capacity on the day for walk ups. 

We're trialing a booking system this year to help ensure that our visitors can explore the gardens and have the best possible experience. By using a booking system we’re able to manage the number of visitors at any one time, ensuring that busy times of the year such as during the laburnum arch are managed so that everyone can have a great experience. 

We’ll be releasing tickets every Thursday for four weeks ahead and you can book up until 8am on the day of your visit. 

The first batch of tickets will be released on 31 March, therefore, if you’d like to visit on Saturday 16 April, these will be available to book from Thursday 31 March.  

To book your tickets over the phone, you can call our Central Booking Line on 03442 491895. 

What's open?

The garden and cafe are open to visitors. 

What's closed?

Furnace hillside and the west side of The Dell are currently closed due to damage caused by Storm Arwen in November 2021. For your own safety please do not enter areas roped off and marked closed.

Before you visit

Check out all the information here on our website and download a property map so you’re armed with all you need to know in advance of your visit.

When you arrive

National Trust members will need to show their membership card on arrival at the Welcome Centre, and non-members pay on entry. If you've booked using the RHS Partner Garden, Gardener's World 241 or any other promotional offer please bring your offer card with you.

Parking

At peak times, how about car sharing or using public transport? There’s a stop outside the garden gates for the 25 Arriva service from Llandudno.

Accessibility

Manual wheelchairs are available from the veranda of the Pavilion tearoom near the car park. These are free to loan but can’t be pre-booked. Mobility scooters are permitted in the garden but please ensure your battery is fully charged. 

Dogs

In 2022/2023 dogs are welcome on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April to September and every day from October to March.

From 6 July, between the hours of 5pm and 8pm every Wednesday until the end of September, dogs will also be welcome to enjoy an evening walk in the garden as part of #WagWednesdays at Bodnant.

Please always use short leads and follow our Canine Code - find more on our Dogs Welcome page. 

Toilets

All of our toilets are open – you’ll find these in the car park, in the garden centre and in The Dell.

Food and drink

The Pavilion tearoom near the car park and Magnolia tearoom near the garden centre are open daily. You can also get refreshments from our kiosk in The Dell at weekends and during holiday periods.

You're welcome to bring a picnic too and will find tables and benches around the garden.

Shopping

Our National Trust gift shop has closed but our neighbours Bodnant Garden Centre are open and sell a range of Bodnant grown plants, and gifts.