Plas Newydd, a garden of secret delights
The gardens and landscape at Plas Newydd consist of 169 acres of woodland and parkland, including 40 acres of gardens. See what you'll discover here when you visit us.
In the Italianate terrace garden with its precisely clipped bay hedges and sunny borders you can enjoy the formal planting and views over the Menai Strait. The hot borders include Canna, Ligularia, Rudbeckia and Dahlia, and contrasting cool borders contain Agapanthus and Ceratostigma.
Drop down to the Rill Garden, with its charming cascade splashing through boulders and cobbles, and frothing with spring flowers such as Saxifrage, Trillium, Lamium, Tiarella and Heuchera.
The wild and dramatic rhododendron garden was planted in the 1930s and sustained by the 7th Marquess who requested plants for wedding presents. Alongside towering rhodis you'll find showy pieris and magnolia, and bulbs such as daffodils and primula. The early blooming brings large splashes of welcome colour to the garden after the winter.
The Australasian Arboretum is located on the site of an old orchard. It contains a collection of fragrant, silvery eucalyptus trees and rare Chilean shrubs along with other planting more usually found in the southern hemisphere. The arboretum even has its own billabong.
Our wildflower meadow started life as a rugby pitch but is now home to a huge variety of plant, insect and bird life. The meadow is home to four of our native orchid species: common spotted-orchid, northern marsh-orchid, southern marsh-orchid and the nationally rare greater butterfly-orchid.
Recently awarded 'Coronation Meadow' status, it's a must-see in the gardens. Enjoy a guided tour from early summer.
Here you'll find expansive lawns dotted with large specimen tress and the secluded magnolia dell. The West Indies is also home to our fabulous treehouse.
Autumn sees the West Indies come alive with vibrant reds, oranges and yellows.
What could be better than a walk through the gardens on a crisp winter's day? Some snow that's what! Winter snows tranform the gardens into something truly magical, so wrap up warm and enjoy the gardens as you don't usually see them.
Take a walk along the paths by the Menai Strait and you'll come across many hidden benches and spots to sit back and take in the views. There's also two hides from which you can observe the varied birdlife along the shoreline.