2018 is the centenary of votes for women. We couldn't let this historic moment pass without shouting loud and proud about our own inspirational suffragists of Bodnant.
It started with a research project a year ago looking into the history of the garden. In the course of delving into the archives we uncovered a wealth of records about the McLaren family suffragists, chronicling the pivotal role Agnes, Priscilla and Laura played in the movement from the 1850s to 1918.
I've been inspired by what we've learned about our women of Bodnant. Just as exciting has been working with colleagues and members of the local community in telling their story. Many people have helped us stage this special two month, open air tribute at the garden and here, over the coming weeks, you can read more about the people who are part of our celebration.
Meet the modern day suffragists defending human rights today.
Local embroiderers have added a perfect, very personal touch to our celebration of women's suffrage.