Plant Hunter Expedition at Dyffryn Gardens

Walking trail

Do you have the courage and cunning to become a legendary Plant Hunter? Grab your wits and your muddy boots as you set off on an adventure through the evolving woodland of our significant arboretum to complete our special expedition over the Easter holidays.


Saturday 8 April 2017 - Sunday 23 April 2017: 10am - 6pm (Last recommended entry for expedition 5pm)


Plant Hunter Expedition Map


Visitor Reception


Assemble your expedition team and follow the arrows which will lead you to base camp on the archery lawn. Prepare for the adventure that lies ahead before grabbing your map and taking the first steps of your journey of discovery.


Find the hidden entrance to the evolving woodland of our arboretum and look out for any mysterious items hidden amongst the towering trees.

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Diary extracts have gone missing from important plant hunting field journals. Follow the lost extracts and choose your own path as you explore and encounter surprises along the way.

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Head to the field laboratory and conduct fascinating experiments as you find out what it takes to become a true Plant Hunter in Dyffryn’s evolving arboretum.


Seek out a rare seed and choose a unique, botanical name for your special discovery.

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Cymbidium Devon Magic Maisie Orchid


Collect a marker and blaze a path to the ‘Trail Tree’ as you and fellow plant hunters become a part of Dyffryn this Easter.


Use your imagination. Find a way to cross the river and choose your path to the final stage.


Congratulations! You have reached the victory staging post. You are now a legendary Plant Hunter and will go down in Dyffryn history.

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Victory Staging Post

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Plant Hunter Expedition at Dyffryn Gardens

Contact us

Telephone: 02920 593328

Plant Hunter Expedition at Dyffryn Gardens

How to get here

Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6SU
By road

From M4 take junction 33 on to A4232 (to Barry). Exit second slip road, at roundabout take the fourth exit A48 (to Cowbridge). In St Nicholas village follow signs for Dyffryn

SatNav: If using SatNav use postcode CF5 6ST and we are a little further down the road on the right.

Plant Hunter Expedition at Dyffryn Gardens

Facilities and access

  • Onsite parking
  • Cafes
  • Shop
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Children's play area
  • One electric car charging port is available in the main visitor car park. It has a 32 amp charge (full charge time approx. 8 hours)