Autumn in the garden at Plas Newydd

There's over 150 acres of gardens, woods and parkland to enjoy at Plas Newydd. Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year to go exploring.

The showy days of summer may have drawn to a close, but as the days begin to shorten there's still plenty to enjoy in the gardens.

Most striking is the vivid red of the Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) that creeps up the walls of the House, in sharp contrast to the pale grey stone and the blue of the Straits behind.

In the formal gardens, the Italianate terraces have plenty of colour on display, while a wander through the West Indies gardens provides gorgeous reds, oranges and yellows of the many Japanese maples there.

Beautiful orange foliage on a Japanese maple
Maple tree at Plas Newydd
Beautiful orange foliage on a Japanese maple

The reddish-purple leaves of Japanese snowball (Viburnum plicatum) are towards the south end of the West Indies and Mophead hydrangeas are still in colour throughout this area of the garden, while in contrast to the rich autumnal colours, the white flowers of Eucryphia ‘Rostrevor’ are still blooming in the West Indies.

Purple-bronze foliage of the Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans’) can be found opposite the Terraces and also down by Dock Road. Keep an eye out for the Zelkova down by the dock too.

Throughout the Arboretum you'll see beautifully striped and peeling Eucalyptus trunks and at the south end of the arboretum you can find the wonderful orange of Nothofagus alessandrii, a type of Southern Beech from Chile that is endangered in its native environment.

Hydrangeas still blooming in the West Indies garden
Autumn hydrangeas at Plas Newydd
Hydrangeas still blooming in the West Indies garden

Not just colour

Seek out the Katsura trees in the West Indies: not only do they have beautiful seasonal colour but the fallen leaves have the sweet scent of candyfloss!

For more heady smells head on down towards the dock, along the way you will come across the richly scented flowers of Viburnam x bodnantense at the corner of Dock Road.

Ask at the Visitor Centre for a map and more information about these areas.

Explore for yourself or follow one of our trails to discover the different aspects the garden has to offer.

Plas Newydd with the Menai Strait and Snowdonia in the background

Walk the hidden corners of Plas Newydd

Enjoy the stunning views over the Menai Strait, the Faenol and Snowdonia as you walk around the beautiful grounds of Plas Newydd.