Late summer gardens in Wales

From dazzling dahlias to bountiful vegetable beds, our gardens provide a feast for the eyes with displays to rival the brightest of summer days.

Explore the beautiful gardens with views of Dyffryn House

Dyffryn Gardens 

With late flowering perennials blooming and harvest on its way in the Kitchen Garden, there is plenty to see in the late summer. Down in the sunken garden, the dahlias are the stars of the show, blooming in a rainbow of rich, vibrant colours.

A burst of colour with blossoming hydrangeas at Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden 

The leaves of the trees are gradually turning and late flowering shrubs and perennials are a riot of colour. It’s a sign that a magical season is coming…

Admire the glowing transformation of the terraces at Powis Castle

Powis Castle and Garden 

There is a riot of colour at Powis throughout September and October. From the vibrant yellows, blues and pinks of richly planted herbaceous borders, to vivid reds, burnt oranges and golds of the maples and acers on the lower terrace, this is a fantastic time of year to visit.

Admire wildlife enjoying the floral displays at Plas yn Rhiw

Plas yn Rhiw 

Flowering until the late autumn, admire the wide variety of hydrangeas with their old-fashioned charm and late season perennials such as the fragrant ginger lilies, at this blossoming garden. As the days begin to shorten, head to the orchard and you will find an abundance of fruit varieties all native to Wales.

Watch the Long Border come to life throughout September at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle 

Relax in the surroundings of a beautiful array of colours scattered around the gardens and into the Pleasure Ground Wood, with great views from the Ha-Ha over the rusty coloured trees on the estate. The autumn bay of the Long Border comes to life, with Asters, Viburnum, and Anemone providing a vibrant vision.

Admire the flowering fuchsias this late summer at Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle and Garden 

Take a picture amongst the fuchsias with the blooming fuchsia arch proving a popular spot for that perfect selfie. You can also follow the fuchsias and elegant penstemons in the parterre on the top terrace of the Walled Garden, providing the ideal spot for some peace and quiet as you look across this tranquil garden.

The walled gardens at Llanerchaeron have been producing fruit and vegetables for over 200 years


Thriving in full sunshine and withstanding the summer heat, the warming colours from the marigolds illuminate the idyllic Walled Garden at Llanerchaeron. Alongside the late season lavenders humming with the sound of happy buzzing bees and a variety of apple trees growing juicy, delicious fruit, there is plenty to satisfy all the senses within the walls of this dreamy space.

See the fantastic formal flora displays in Colby Woodland Garden

Colby Woodland Garden 

Take an easy stroll amongst the blossoms with flourishing fuchsias and herbaceous colour in the walled garden this late summer. As you venture further, discover vibrant hydrangea shrubs in the woodland, alongside the first tinges of golden colour, a sign that nature is ready and waiting for the wonder that autumn has to bring.