The best time of year for a visit to Dyffryn Gardens

Visitors speaking sign language in the garden

Summer at Dyffryn is a riot of colour and form, with an abundance of flowering plants, fruits and vegetables it's the best time to see the gardens in all their glory.

Our Italian summer

To celebrate 110 years of the Pompeiian garden being built we're letting a little flavour of Italy permeate the house and gardens. 

In the kitchen garden you'll discover a recreation of an Italian vegetable garden. The garden contains a replicated typical Italian allotment shed, along with an array of vegetables from across the Italian landscape. This includes Italian onions, garlic, cannoli beans and some
unusual purple cauliflower from Sicily.

Head Gardener walks

5 June, 12 July, 16 August, 25 September. 11am to 12.30pm, £27.50 plus normal admission 

Find out what is at its best this spring and what to look forward to in the following months. Pick up hints and tips and learn more about our garden projects and the development of this grade I listed garden. After strolling the gardens, enjoy a buffet lunch in our café with dishes made using fruits, vegetables and herbs from our Kitchen Gardens.

Botanical art course

8 June, 29 June, 13 July, 3 August, 31 August. 10.30 to 4pm, £37.50, includes admission to the gardens

Join artist, Debbie Devauden, on a one day botanical art course and learn how to draw subjects from our beautiful gardens. She will help you to refine your skills and offer you hints and tips on how to get the most our of your artwork.

'Bloom' by Danielle Sullivan

Bringing the garden indoors, Bloom will symbolise the beauty of Dyffryn House - past, present, and future.This installation will be built in situ. Watch the artwork grow and see flowers and foliage recreated, emphasising the connection between the outdoors and indoors.Danielle is a paper artist based in South Wales. Her work explores the beauty of the book in a decade that disregards the traditional form of reading, and where digital devices have become the norm.

Danielle will also be running a half day course where you can learn how to make a paper bouquet to take home. 

Garden revival

Over the next few years we're reviving the gardens to their original Edwardian splendour, this summer we'll be restoring the south front. This includes replacing the overgrown fastigiate yews with common yews that can be kept to their intended dimensions. We will also be re-turfing the croquet lawn and adding new planting schemes with year round interest. Learn more about this project

Check our what's on for more of our events.