Bodnant Garden was forged by the Victorian vision of one extraordinary man. It was established in 1874 by scientist, businessman and politician Henry Pochin. He and his family filled the garden with plants collected by famous global explorers, including Ernest Wilson, George Forrest and Harold Comber. It is home to the earliest and grandest laburnum arch, Britain’s earliest magnolias and to some unique rhododendron hybrids. It is also boasts Wales’ largest collection of UK Champion Trees.