The gardens at Dyffryn cover more than 55 acres. With intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and an extensive arboretum, there's plenty for you to explore throughout the day. Over the next few years the gardens are undergoing an ambitious revival to restore them to their original 1920s splendour.
A garden for all seasons
here was also a strong theme of experimentation and fluidity to the planting as Reginald was passionate about propagating and breeding many exotic and foreign species that he and others brought back from plant hunting forays all over the world.
" One of the most enchanting features of the gardens is a series of intimate outdoor rooms. This was a typical feature for a grand house like Dyffryn. Over the summer of 2015 we restored three of these garden rooms back to their 1920s splendour."
The Pompeian Garden, inspired by Cory's trips to Italy, was built in 1909. Like its Italian namesake, it was designed with an impressive colonnade, a loggia and a central fountain in a lawn square.
Visit the world in a day