Glorious gardens in Wales

As spring turns to summer, soak up the scents, colours, shapes and textures at our world renowned gardens at Bodnant Garden or Powis Castle, help us restore Dyffryn Gardens or have fun in nature's playground at Colby Woodland Garden.

The parterre in spring at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Bodnant Garden 

Created over 140 years with plants from around the world, this horticultural haven bursts into life in spring. The gardens fill with magnolias and rhododendrons, glades fill with daffodils, bluebells and flowering cherries, and it's all crowned by the dazzling Laburnum Arch at the end of May.

Colourful shrub borders in flower at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

In spring the woodland fills with daffodils and bluebells while in the formal gardens shrub borders colour-up with a dazzling display of rhododendrons. A special feature of the long border are the many iris.

Woodland path at Colby Woodland Garden

Colby Woodland Garden 

With an industrial past, a secret walled garden, a meadow and woodland, Colby is the perfect place for heritage hunting and natural play. See the countryside coming to life with bluebells and wildlife in spring - and be wowed by the chorus of birdsong.

Clipped topiary in front of the house at Dyrrfyn 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 trained wisteria and view of bell tower


Relax in the impressive walled garden restored to its 18th-century formal design, with trained fruit trees, pleached lime trees and impressive water features. The blossom of apple trees and climbers is a sight to behold in May.

Looking over the mid Wales coutryside from the terraces

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 greening up in spring.

The treehouse at Plas Newydd

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 spring woodland.

Bluebells at Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula

Plas yn Rhiw 

Stroll around our organic garden, brimming with plants and framed by over ¼ mile of box hedges. Every corner and every season brings something different for you to discover. Bluebells in the upper woodland are a must-see in spring.

Explore the tree lined paths of our Orchard 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.