The Lost Words Trail

Discover the Lost Words on a trail round the garden. Based on the book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

'The Lost Words' is a book of spells, to conjure back those lost words, and if you follow our trail today, you will find ten of those spells, hidden where you may be lucky enough to see real bluebells, brambles, dandelions and others.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Bodnant Garden


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.60 £13.20
Child £7.30 £6.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Ieal for children
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Collect your trail from visitor reception
What to bring and wear
please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather
Please note there are steep paths and steps within the garden


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 June 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 June 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 June 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Bodnant Garden
Call 01492 650460

Upcoming events

The Lost Words Trail

Mon 28 May 2018
Discover the Lost Words on a trail round the garden. Based on the book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

Laburnum Arch Evening Dinner

Fri 01 Jun 2018
A unique opportunity to enjoy the Laburnum Arch at a previously unseen time, experience dining inside the world famous Arch in the evening sun, while being entertained by a piano and vocal duo.

Music in the Garden - Coastal Voices

Sun 03 Jun 2018
Hear local choir Coastal Voices singing in the garden

Cerdd Cymraeg/Welsh Walk

Wed 13 Jun 2018
Mwynhewch taith gerdded trwy'r ardd yn y Gymraeg. Enjoy a guided walk through the garden in the medium of welsh.

Bird Walks

Mon 18 Jun 2018
Find out about the birds of Bodnant Garden on a walk led by a local expert.

Walk with the Head Gardener

Wed 20 Jun 2018
Find out about head gardener John's exciting plans for the garden