A garden for all seasons at Plas yn Rhiw

Stroll around our organic garden, brimming with plants and framed by over ¼ mile of box hedges. Every corner and every season brings something different for you to discover.

Spring

Enjoy magnificent magnolias and camellias, Rhododendrons and azaleas, daffodils, tulips and all manner of herbaceous gems. 

Look out for common spotted orchids in the orchard, bluebells in the upper woodland and primroses by the mill pond - a sight to behold.

See Plas yn Rhiw in a different colour every season
Bluebells at Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula

Smell the vanilla scented Azara microphylla, dark glossy leaves with a deep yellow flower, or the stunning Rhododendron (fragrantissimum) and yellow honeysuckle scented Azalea pontica.

Summer

Explore a sea of cool summer tones featuring a collection of hydrangeas; mophead, lacecaps and unusual villosa types. Fuchsias, old English roses and herbaceous perennials fill the garden with colour and fragrance.

On leaving the house, the veranda shelters a beautiful white jasmine, three abutilon ashford red that flower continuously throughout the year, and a row of climbing, thorn less rose (zepherine drouhin).

The wildflower meadow to the back of the house will be buzzing with insects; watch out for feeding swallows and house martins, or buzzards circling above.

Go and search for wildlife in and around the garden
Pheasant at Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula

Autumn

Three graceful eucryphias dominate the garden throughout September, their pure white flowers teeming with bees. The chili-like fruit pods of Magnolia (campbellii mollicomata) are as attractive as its flowers in spring.

As days begin to shorten, the flaming colours of the woodland are a beautiful backdrop.  
Explore our orchard and you will find an abundance of fruit varieties, all native to Wales. Keep an eye out for the famous Bardsey apple.

Winter

As the leaves fall, prepare to get blown away by awesome coastal views.

The garden keeps on giving throughout the bleak winter months, with Christmas box and Witch hazel filling the garden with an infusion of fragrance; hellebores, winter aconites and the bare red stems of Red dogwood offering various colours.

The dazzling snowdrop displays are the first sign that spring is on its way.  They carpet the woodland floor and swamp the garden, a sight to behold.

Events

Look out for events such as seasonal walks with the gardener, where you will learn more about the history of the garden and estate, the plants that make the garden so unique, as well as gardening hints and tips.

There are also wildlife events planned, for you to discover what creatures and critters Plas yn Rhiw has in the garden.

Although Plas yn Rhiw is closed from November to March, we do open on selected days so that you can make the most of the garden.