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Open Doors at Dyffryn Gardens

On 1 September 2024 we will be joining the Wales-wide heritage festival organised by Cadw, Open Doors.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

On 1 September we will be opening our gates for Open Doors, giving us the opportunity to welcome everyone to Dyffryn for free!

Whether you've always wanted to see Dyffryn Gardens or you visit us a few times a year, here's your chance to enjoy the gardens completely free of charge.

We'll be open from 10am to 6pm and this year there is no pre-booking. Open Doors is always a very busy day so please plan accordingly - our busiest times are between 11am-3pm and parking is limited so please be aware that there may be a slight queue to get into the carpark or we may have to turn people away if we're at capacity. Tredegar House is also holding an Open Doors day on 1 September and is only 20 minutes drive from Dyffryn Gardens so if we are at capacity when you arrive, Tredegar House is another great option.

Times

The basics

Suitability

Visitors of all ages are wholeheartedly welcomed

Meeting point

You'll likely be met by a parking attendant when you arrive, they will help you find a parking space or let you know if we're full.

What to bring and wear

There is very little indoor space at Dyffryn Gardens so dress for the weather and wear comfy shoes for walking.

Accessibility

We are a largely accessible site with blue badge parking, accessible toilets at regular intervals and step-free routes around the garden. We have a mobility scooter and wheelchairs available for hire (free of charge), we recommend pre-booking these to ensure availability. We also often have a volunteer-run buggy to take visitors round the gardens.

Other

We welcome dogs at Dyffryn - we ask that they're kept on a short lead at all times. We also sell dog treats in our shop and café, including doggy ice cream.

Contact info

Dyffryn Gardens

Upcoming events

Event

Summer Stroll at Dyffryn Gardens 

Rediscover the beauty of summer as you wander through the gardens on this self-led walk.

Event summary

on
21 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 18:00
+ 42 other dates or times
Event

Dyffryn Garden Games at Dyffryn Gardens 

Come to Dyffryn Gardens this summer holidays to hop, skip and jump your way to being the Dyffryn champion.

Event summary

on
21 Jul to 31 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 18:00
+ 41 other dates or times
Event

House of Discovery exhibition at Dyffryn Gardens 

Discover more of Dyffryn’s history and find out how we’re looking after this special place in our new exhibition in the Morning Room of Dyffryn House.

Event summary

on
25 Jul to 26 Oct 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00
+ 41 other dates or times
Event

Garden tour with the Head Gardener 

Join Dyffryn’s Head Gardener for a tour around the gardens, taking in the seasonal highlights and sharing what the garden team are up to at this time of year.

Event summary

on
7 Aug to 4 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 12:30
+ 2 other dates or times