Festival of Gardens North Wales

Over nine glorious days; 28 May to 5 June, our gardens in North Wales will play host to a festival of events and activities. It’s the perfect time of year to visit our gardens with late-spring flowering displays, which include rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, tulips and flowering cherries.

The House and Garden at Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula

Plas yn Rhiw, Llŷn Peninsula  

Enjoy a stroll around the beautifully restored ornamental gardens of Plas yn Rhiw nestled in the hillside above the sweeping bay of Hell’s Mouth. This organic boxed garden is brimming with magnificent magnolias and camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas, tulips and all manner of herbaceous gems. Make sure you don’t miss a thing by joining us on 29 May for a walk with the gardener.

View of Erddig's long border facing east

Erddig, Wrexham 

The 18th-century formal garden has grand lawns, avenues of pleached lime trees and a Victorian parterre - the perfect place for relaxing on summer afternoons. On your way to the flower-filled walled garden see rows of espalier fruit trees, carefully trained by our gardeners.

A view across the Chirk Castle gardens from the roof

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

Indulge your senses and refresh your spirit with a gentle wander amongst the scents and colours of the rare shrubs and flowers in this lovely 5.5 acre garden. The grounds of this medieval castle contain formal gardens with manicured lawns, clipped yews, herbaceous borders, rose beds, rock gardens and a wooded pleasure ground, with panoramic views of countryside for miles around.

The Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Bodnant Garden, Conwy 

Bodnant Garden is one of the finest gardens in the country not only known for the laburnum arch but its magnificent collections of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias, and extensive views of the Snowdonia range. Enjoy all of this, plus live music in the Pin Mill on Sunday 22 May or 5 June.

Enjoy the tranquility of the walled garden at Penrhyn Castle

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.

Fiery colours in the italiante terrace

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

Plas Newydd sits majestically on the shores of the Menai Strait and enjoys breath-taking views of Snowdonia. The gardens are perfect for exploring and include Australasian arboretum, an Italianate terrace garden full of hot-coloured Mediterranean plants in summer and extensive, secluded woodland walks.

The orangery at Powis Castle and Garden, Wales

Powis Castle, Welshpool 

Laid out in the early 18th century the gardens are one of the finest examples of Italian terraces in Britain, enjoying stunning hillside panoramas. Wander down along the hillside paths through formal terraces with ornate statutory, richly planted herbaceous borders and enormous yew hedges, to an Edwardian flower garden and orangery and acres of peaceful woodland.

Festival of Gardens 

See the full list of gardens and events in North Wales' Festival of Gardens.