At nearly 140 years old, our stunning pergola walkway of golden flowers is believed to be the oldest and longest flowering arch in the UK and it glows for three glorious weeks in late May and early June.
Take an expansive parkland and historic mansion, mix with local food and drink producers, add some professional cookery demonstrations and you’ve got Dinefwr’s annual Food Festival.
For the second year running, Newton House and Courtyard will be jam-packed with stalls and food workshops from foraging to cocktail making. Cook up a storm against the backdrop of Dinefwr’s designed landscape.
A beautiful garden is a work of art, and enhanced by a temporary trail from Sculpture Cymru, Dyffryn is no exception. The ’Place’ exhibition explores aspects of the house and gardens’ history, from its beginnings, through its near demise due to war and final return to splendour.
Mark the ruby anniversary of Erddig and admire a much-loved home and garden filled with stories of a family and their servants. From June, follow in the footsteps of Philip Yorke III and explore the estate’s journey from dereliction to distinction with an evocative multi-media installation throughout the house, gardens and outbuildings.
Experience Llanerchaeron through the eyes of the women who lived and worked on the estate. Visit the cellar to discover what Elizabeth Johnes was hiding; learn about the last children raised in the house by Corbetta Powell; understand how Mary Ashby Lewis maintained the estate; and be inspired by Annie Ponsonby’s charitable work.
Delve into the detail behind Penrhyn before the castle opens its grand old doors for the day. Discover the history and stories behind the paintings and architecture of this opulent castle or simply enjoy the tranquil gardens with far-reaching views of Snowdonia and across the sea.
Join Bill Warrel, Plas Newydd’s new Head Gardener for a walk and talk around the garden followed by tea or coffee and a homemade scone in the Mansion Café. Freshly picked from Bodnant Garden, Bill will share his tips on how to create your own garden of grandeur at home.
Join Porth y Swnt’s celebrations and follow a sculpture trail of the creatures who call Llŷn home. The specially commissioned sculptures by talented local sculptor, Ivan Murray feature hares, porpoise, choughs, peregrines and grey seals.
Laid out in the early eighteenth century the gardens are one of the finest examples of Italian terraces in Britain with stunning hillside panoramas. Explore richly planted herbaceous borders, enormous yew hedges, lead statuary, an orangery and acres of peaceful woodland.
Vital conservation work to save centuries-old wall paintings has begun and visitors are invited to peel back the layers of time in the Tenby townhouse and see the delicate process in action. Thought to date between the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, the three-colour floral pattern was painted freehand onto the walls which lead out to the seaside town.
Experience our seventeenth century wonder from a whole new angle with unprecedented access to the restoration work taking place at Tredegar House. Delve deeper into the history of how the house was built and developed over its 500-year lifespan. You just need a head for heights as you will be 79 feet up!
Here in Wales we look after some of the finest buildings and some of the most dramatic coast and countryside scenery in the country, many of which have doubled up as scenes in Hollywood blockbusters, but do you recognise which ones?
From eccentric aristocrats to tales of love and loss painted on to walls, our magnificent mansions and their collections bring history and stories to life. Explore the fine country houses of Erddig, Llanerchaeron and Plas Newydd.