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.

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.

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.

View from the Walled Garden

Colby Woodland Garden 

With its industrial past, today's Colby is a triumph of nature and a perfect place to experience the changing seasons. Enjoy formal floral displays during spring and summer in the walled garden, while in the woods and meadows spot the first snowdrops of winter, the last leaves of autumn and a host of wildlife.

The herbaceous border in spring at Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens 

The 55-acre Edwardian gardens feature intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and ponds. From spring 2016 you can watch the garden team starting work on some exciting new planting schemes too.

Erddig cherry blossom in spring


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.

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!

Plas yn Rhiw house and gardens, Llŷn Peninsula

Plas yn Rhiw 

Explore a picture perfect cottage garden overlooking the sea. Stroll around the organic garden, brimming with plants and framed by box hedges. Every corner and every season brings something different to discover. Bluebells in the upper woodland - a must-see in spring - are followed by colourful flower beds in summer and leaf colour in autumn.

Herbaceous border in bloom in the Cedar Garden

Tredegar House 

The walled gardens at Tredegar are some of the most important early 18th-century garden landscapes in Wales. Enjoy a spring amble around the Orchard Garden and Orangery where fruit trees have been replanted, in the style of the garden's heyday.