Gardens and parks in Wales
We care for an amazing collection of gardens and parks which encompass more than 500 years of Welsh history. From Italianate terraces and walled gardens to arboretums and countryside estates there’s plenty to explore throughout the seasons.
Wrap up warm and head out into the fresh air to discover spectacular gardens transformed by winter.
Admire the winter light on the rhododendrons and camellia, peer up at the towering evergreen trees in the Far End and stop off to enjoy the Winter Garden’s display of foliage, flower, bark and scent.
Winter is the perfect time to appreciate the garden’s structure, with pleached limes, trained fruit, hedges, paths and ponds taking centre stage during the coldest season.
Breathe in the scent of scented shrubs and winter honeysuckle, spot the groups of hellebores dotted around the garden and warm up in the heated glasshouse where you’ll find an oasis of colour.
See lead statues of shepherds and shepherdesses sparkling in the frost as they dance on the Aviary Terrace and admire ancient evergreen yew hedges standing proud in the winter sun.
From the terraces of Bodnant Garden to the magnificent topiary of Chirk Castle, enjoy a feast for the senses at top gardens in North Wales.
Visit this world-class garden in its dramatic hillside setting and enjoy 80 acres of formal gardens, woodland and meadows and botanical collections from around the globe.
Indulge your senses and refresh your spirit as you wander amongst the scents and vivid colours of the billowing herbaceous borders in this lovely 5.5 acre garden.
This garden was almost lost forever but now fully restored it’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon with grand lawns and avenues of pleached lime trees.
Like the castle itself, these grounds and garden are extensive and a feast for the senses. Find peace in the Walled Garden or explore the jungle-like Bog Garden.
On the shore of the Menai Strait with dramatic views of Snowdonia, this garden is full of delights. Lose yourself in 40 acres of Italianate terraces, meadows and shady Arboretum.
This picture-perfect cottage garden is overflowing with old-fashioned charm and with billowing borders and glorious sea views you’ll discover something new around every corner.
Take in the delights of one of the top gardens in the UK at Powis Castle with its stunning topiary or explore the beautiful walled garden at Llanerchaeron.
Dating back over 300 years, this world-class garden has it all. Discover Italianate Terraces with superb views, dramatic topiary and a tranquil formal garden.
This tranquil Walled Garden is a treat for the senses. Take a stroll amongst ancient fruit trees and a fragrant herb garden full of culinary and medicinal plants.
From the stunning fountains of Dyffryn Gardens to the wilderness of Colby Woodland Garden, explore the horticultural treasures of South Wales.
Explore Dyffryn’s 55-acre gardens, including an intimate network of garden rooms, arboretum, kitchen gardens, and an enormous glasshouse bursting with otherworldly delights.
Lose yourself in three perfectly formed formal gardens. With glasshouses, an Orangery, flower borders and an orchard, there are many surprises hiding along their secretive paths.
Once a working coalfield, this secluded garden still hints at its industrial past but today with streams, meadows, woodland and a walled garden it is a triumph of nature.
At many of the special places we care for, we're working with communities to create gardens where people can come to spend time in nature, and with each other.
Experience a parkland adventure in the grounds of a grand castle like Chirk Castle, or enjoy a peaceful ramble through the landscape of Erddig.
Take a walk around this fascinating 480-acre estate and discover veteran trees, abundant wildlife, and beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
From peaceful woodland and the remains of a motte and bailey castle, to lush green fields and the Cup and Saucer waterfall, there’s plenty to uncover in this 300-year-old estate.
Enjoy a short stroll through lesser-known parts of the castle grounds to enjoy meadows, a peaceful bird hide, woodland, and superb views over Conwy Bay and Snowdonia.
From the finest examples of a picturesque landscape in Europe at Hafod, to the peaceful wooded estate of Llanerchaeron, there’s lots to uncover in Mid-Wales.
Discover Hafod, one of the finest examples of a picturesque landscape in Europe with cascading waterfalls, mossy glades, restored gardens, and bridges over rocky gorges.
This peaceful estate in the wooded Aeron valley and has been largely unaltered for over 200 years. See a variety of wildlife year-round in the parkland, woods, meadows and lake.
With the parkland at Tredegar House providing an escape from city life and the vast estate full of history at Dolaucothi, there are plenty of places to enjoy a moment of calm.
This 90-acre parkland is the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life and there’s lots to explore with sweeping lawns, a serene lake, woodland, and plenty of wildlife.
With the industrial remains sitting alongside tranquil streams and ponds, wildflowers and woodland trails, there are many secrets to be found at this this once working coalmine.
With a history of over 2000 years, Dinefwr is an iconic place in Welsh history. Explore its 800-acres and spot a variety of wildlife as well as some of the oldest trees in Britain.
This 2,500-acre estate has it all from rivers, woodland and farms to hillsides with spectacular views of the Cothi Valley. There’s much more to Dolaucothi than the Roman mines.
Step into a medieval fortress with dungeons at Chirk or visit the home of the Welsh princes at Powis Castle. Discover some of the finest and most famous castles in Wales.
Explore magnificent Welsh mansions and their collections, from ancestral homes to buildings designed by renowned architects. Discover the history and tales from bygone days, in breath-taking settings across Wales.
Explore dramatic and beautiful valleys, ancient woodlands and river walks or have an adventure through the wild Welsh mountains and visit some of the country’s most iconic peaks.