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.

Italianate terrace

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.

Hot and cool borders contrast in the elaborate Italianate Terrace garden
Fiery colours in the italiante terrace

Romantic rhododendrons

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.

Top tip: the rhododendrons are best seen in May and June
Dramatic rhododendrons in late spring

Arboretum

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.

Beautifully coloured and peeling Eucalyptus trunks can be seen in the Australasian arboretum.
Peeling bark on eucalyptus trees at Plas Newydd

Wildflower meadow

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.

The wildflower meadow is a haven for wildlife
Rare orchids grow in the hay meadow

West Indies

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.

Autumn sees the maples and hydrangeas in full colour
Maple tree in the West Indies gardens at Plas Newydd

Winter wonderland

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.

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Winter snows transform the West Indies into a peaceful wonderland
Snow in the West Indies garden at plas Newydd

Hidden views

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.

The wooden crook is a great place to take the weight off your feet and observe the birdlife along the shoreline
Observe the wildlife from the wooden crook.