Blossom at Dyffryn
- 16 March 2023
Spring blossom is an annual moment for connecting with the beauty and meaning of spring after the colder, darker, sleepier months of winter.
Dyffryn is home to so many kinds of blossom and in the spring the whole garden bursts with these blooms, making it a great place to celebrate the blossom season.
From 1 March - 31 May 2023 Dyffryn Gardens will be putting on a series events to mark the start of spring.
21 April – 26 May 2023
We have designed a guide to taking photos at Dyffryn, highlighting the best places for photography at this time of year and giving you tips, hints and tricks to up your photography game. Our guide is suitable for all abilities, and you don’t even need a camera, a phone will work just as well.
(Don’t forget to share your photos with us using #BlossomWatch.)
Blossom photography – learn from the expert
25, 27, 30 April & 1 May
11am, 12pm & 2pm
If you really want to explore your photography potential, then come to our photography workshops.
Join our resident photographer, Glyn for a 20-minute expert talk covering all the essentials. He will point you towards the best blossom on of the day and stick around to help you practice and answer questions.
You don't need a camera to take part - phones are just as welcome. The talk will be tailored to the group's interests and abilities so you can make the most out of your phone or camera, whether you're a pro, keen amateur, or just want to take better photos with your phone.
Behind the scenes blossom tour
11-11:30am, 28 April 2023
Take a tour of the Heritage Orchard with our Arborist, Rory and see an area of Dyffryn that isn't normally open to the public.
In 2018 we planted a heritage orchard in one of our outlying fields, providing food for pollinators and ensuring rarer, Welsh varieties of apple and pear trees remain a part of our living natural and cultural heritage.
Take a tour of this orchard with Rory;, he’ll explain the specific heritage of the fruit tree species and the importance of these trees for our biodiversity work and our plans for the future of the orchard.
The tour lasts for 30 minutes with a chance to ask questions at the end, it’s a free event and no admission prices apply. (If you would like to go into the gardens after the tour, normal admission prices will then apply.)
We’re excited to be able to celebrate this season of hope and beauty with you at Dyffryn this year.