Head Gardener's walk

Take in the seasonal highlights of the garden with an exclusive guided tour with our Head Gardener, Chris Flynn.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

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.

Please call 48 hours in advance if you have any dietary requirements.


Event ticket prices
  • All £25.00
View admission charges
Dyffryn Gardens


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £9.90
Child £5.50 £4.95
Family £28.00 £25.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.35

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

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the Visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
Wear sturdy footwear.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 September 2018 10:30 - 13:30 Available

Contact Info

Dyffryn Gardens
Call 02920590813

Upcoming events

Big butterfly count

Sun 22 Jul 2018
Grab an ID sheet , or download the app, and find your favourite spot in the gardens to sit whilst you count the different butterflies and moths that flutter past.

Heritage orchards and cider making exhibition

Sun 22 Jul 2018
Learn about the heritage of our orchards in Wales and the history of cider and perry making with this interactive touring exhibition.

Make it Mondays

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Join us every Monday during Vale of Glamorgan school holidays to take part in a craft activity.

Garden Tours

Thu 02 Aug 2018
Get a little closer to our gardens with a volunteer-led tour.

Late Night Fridays

Fri 03 Aug 2018
Make the most of the longer days and warmer nights. Join us after work and stay late, soaking up the summer sun in the gardens with music being played on the south terrace for you to enjoy the relaxed ambience.

WWI cavalry re-enactment

Sat 04 Aug 2018
A small group of re-enactors will be bringing two horses and some military style tents to give you a flavour of what life was like for soldiers during WWI.