A family creation

Generations of horticultural creativity, passion and skill have gone into making Bodnant Garden a world renowned horticultural gem and a jewel in the crown of the National Trust.

Portrait of Henry Davis Pochin of Bodnant Garden

Henry Pochin  

An entrepreneur of huge talent and energy - the Victorian scientist, businessman and politician whose vision shaped the garden which we now today.

The McLarens at Bodnant Hall.

The McLarens 

Growing on Henry Pochin's vision has been the work and devotion of four generations of his descendents, the McLaren family.

Frederick, Martin and Charles Puddle, head gardeners at Bodnant Garden

The Puddle family 

Three generations of head gardeners played a leading role in the garden's development through the 20th century.

Agnes Pochin, Laura McLaren and Priscilla Bright-McLaren

Women of Bodnant - The Long Fight 

In 2018 we're celebrating our donor family and their campaign for women's suffrage, as part of the National Trust's #WomenAndPower year.