Glorious gardens in Wales

We look after a great collection of historic gardens in North and South Wales. They encompass more than 500 years of history and a vast range of garden styles and fashions. Discover our walled gardens, Italianate terraces, intimate garden rooms, herbaceous borders, arboretums and more in Wales.

 View along the Fuchsia Arch in the Walled Garden at Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Gwynedd, North Wales

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor 

Penrhyn’s gardens, like the castle itself, are extensive, dramatic and a feast for the senses. Find peace in Walter Speed’s Walled Garden, explore fuchsia walkways, woodland walks and see restoration at work in Lady Sybil’s Water Garden; all against the breath-taking backdrop of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast.

Rare orchids grow in the hay meadow

Plas Newydd House and Gardens 

As well as a formal gardens, Plas Newydd boasts an arboretum of grand old native trees, plus exotic Chilean beeches and Australian eucalyptus. The impressive tree house is a perfect place to immerse yourself in the woodland, whatever your age!

Colourful shrub borders in flower at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

With its battle-scarred roots, this first formal garden at this military castle dates back to the 1650s. Today you'll be won over by the 18th century parkland filled with veteran trees, grand Victorian yew topiary and billowing 20th century herbaceous borders - all with unforgettable views from this old fortress hilltop setting.

Erddig cherry blossom in spring

Erddig 

Relax in the impressive walled garden restored to its 18th-century formal design, with trained fruit trees, colourful bedding schemes, pleached lime avenue and water features. Old espallier apple trees are a sight to behold, from blossom time in spring to harvest time in autumn.

Pink blooms in spring at Powis Castle and Garden, Wales

Powis Castle 

Wander the Italianate terraces blasted from the solid rock and marvel at our spectacular yew hedges, dancing statues and lavish herbaceous borders. From the fabulous hilltop setting you can see the Mid Wales countryside for miles around changing through the seasons.

The herbaceous border in spring at Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens 

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.

Azaleas and rhododendrons at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Bodnant Garden 

This historic, horticultural haven is a delight all year round. In spring enjoy daffodils, magnolias and rhododendrons; formal rose gardens and buzzing wildflower meadows in summer; a kaleidoscope of rich leaf colour in autumn; and sparkling, frosted landscapes in winter.