'Unbind the Wing' at Bodnant Garden

Celebrating our trail-blazing women of Bodnant Garden and their long struggle for suffrage.

Actors from Pigtown Theatre staging 'Unbind the Wing' at Bodnant Garden

Power to the people! 

Pigtown Theatre and a cast of Bodnant Garden staff, volunteers, visitors and fantastic community friends came together in a rousing launch to our 2018 celebration of suffrage. If you missed it, enjoy our film.

Laura McLaren, of Bodnant Garden, who wrote the Women's Charter

A voice for womankind 

Laura McLaren campaigned not just for her own right to vote but on behalf of women everywhere. A champion of the servant girl and the housewife as much as the lady of property, she argued passionately about issues from health and housing to work and wages.

Our centenary year at Bodnant Garden

'Unbind the Wing' willow sculpture by Trevor Leat at Bodnant Garden

'Unbind the Wing': Our event blog 

Our suffrage celebration is a real community effort. Here's our tribute to the women, and men, who are making it happen.

" A nation ruled by men alone is like a bird which tries to fly with one wing bound, it rises, flutters, and falls again to earth. Dare to unbind that wing and have patience till it gains strength, then men and women will rise together and lift humanity to heights before unknown. "