What's On this spring at Penrhyn Castle

This year we're going on a sensory adventure, and we'd like you to join us!

Nature's Voice: Spring trail 

Using different senses you can explore different zones in the garden, experiencing nature from a different perspective and perhaps even question what your role in nature is?

Sights, sounds, smells and textures

Experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the natural world brings us closer to nature. Our Spring Garden Trail invites you to immerse yourself in the sounds of spring:

  • Listen out for the buzzing of honey bees in the Walled garden, enjoy the colours and scents of the flowers they visit. Imagine yourself as a bee, busily collecting nectar to take back to the hive.
  • Take a moment to sit quietly and listen for songbirds. How many can you hear? What do think they might be saying to each other?
  • Trees 'talk' to each other via an underground network of fungi. Put your arms around the trunk of a tree and press your ear to the bark. What can you feel?
  • Pause for a while by the banks of the River Ogwen. The water flows by on an endless journey from mountain top to sea. What could it be 'saying'?

Imaging how the fieldmouse feels as you build your nest. What dangers lurk beyond the hedgerow?