Gardens in Wales
In Wales we look after an amazing collection of gardens which encompass more than 500 years of history. Discover walled gardens, Italianate terraces, intimate garden rooms, herbaceous borders, arboretums and more. From delicate spring blossom and vibrant summer blooms, to rich autumn colour and crisp winter views, our gardens never fail to impress.
As the evening light starts to fade and the cooler air arrives, admire the stunning glow of autumn colour as it slowly spreads across our gardens in Wales. Take a look at our top places to step into autumn:
Explore 80 acres of garden which light up as native and exotic trees turn a dazzling array of colours. Spot around 40 Champion Trees and beautiful red and gold ornamental cherries, acers and other Asian species.
Feel the leaves of historic trees crunch beneath your feet in the formal woodland and catch view of the castle, made even more spectacular by the glowing display of dogwoods, maples and acers beneath.
Discover garden rooms brimming with colourful autumn borders, and an arboretum with several Champion Trees. As you pass the Katsura trees, breathe in the sweet scent of toffee apples coming from their leaves.
Escape city life and see a riot of reds and golds sweep across more than 90 acres of parkland and elegant gardens. Listen to leaves crunch underfoot as you stroll through the woods or enjoy birdlife on the lakeside.
Explore 150 acres of gardens, woods and parkland and admire the view across the Menai Strait to Snowdonia. In the Australasian arboretum see the dark canopy of Chilean beeches and airy, aromatic eucalyptus.
Orchards provide a vital habitat for many creatures throughout the year but there’s no better time to explore them than in autumn, when their branches hang heavy with ripe fruit. Here’s our pick of the best:
Stroll through the orchard and admire skilfully trained espalier trees, all full of mature fruits. Visit during October to see our 31st annual Apple Display featuring 180 unusual varieties from Pig’s Snout to Cat’s Head
Set in the wooded Aeron Valley, the apple trees in this picturesque garden have been producing fruit for over 200 years. Experience harvest time up close and wander through the woods as they turn to ochre and bronze.
Most of the year, fungi are hidden from view but in autumn they appear in many shapes and colours. From the edible to the poisonous, please help us protect these autumnal beauties by not touching them.
Chirk Castle, Wrexham
This medieval castle with its 480-acre parkland is rich in biodiversity and 32 species of grassland fungi have been recorded. Discover Pinkgills, Fairy Clubs, Earth Tongues, brightly coloured Waxcaps and more.
This 800-acre parkland is home to some of the oldest trees in Britain. As you explore their autumn hues, look carefully amongst the roots to discover a whole host of fungi species in many shapes and colours.