Top spots for blossom in Wales

The sight of tree branches heavy with blossom is a welcome sign that marks the beginning of a new season. Bare branches bloom into nature’s own confetti and offers a welcome relief from the dark days of winter. From South Wales to North Wales, different areas of the country have their own distinct displays: all providing a gloriously optimistic promise of warmer months to come. Discover the best places to see blossom near you.

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A little girl enjoying a toddle amongst Erddig's apple blossom

Erddig, Wrexham 

Erddig’s 13.5-acre walled garden comes to life with a wide variety of fruit blossom trained along the historic walls and throughout the orchards. More than 180 different varieties of apple are grown at Erddig and later in the year the fruit takes centre stage for the annual harvest celebration. Ornamental cherry fills the spring air with the delicate fragrance from the blossoms of crab apple, pears, plums and medlars.

Margnolia in bloom at Dyffryn

Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff 

A fleeting but fabulous burst of cherry blossom is one of the most breathtaking signs of spring - and Dyffryn has this in abundance in the walled garden. A vast display of magnolia of all varieties can be enjoyed including Campbellii, Grandiflora, Delavayi, Amelanchier lamarckii, Stellata and Soulangeana. Camellias, Rhodedendrons and Parrotia persica can also be enjoyed in the Arboretum.

Visitors in the Far End at Bodnant Garden, Wales.

Bodnant Garden, Conwy 

One of the annual highlights of Bodnant’s springtime show is the mass of Asian magnolias, camelias and rhododendrons, some more than a century old. Amidst this mass of scent and colour, glades of ornamental cherry trees are blossoming in the spring sunshine. All followed by the spectacular arrival of the Laburnum Arch in mid May.

A peacock on the terrace at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales

Powis Castle, Welshpool 

The spring show begins early with dozens of elegant magnolia freely flowering throughout the garden and courtyard. Don’t miss the magnificent magnolia campbellii in the woodland overlooking the castle, and the magnolia soulangeana on the terraces. Following closely behind come the vibrant rhododendrons and azaleas. Take a relaxing stroll through the wilderness and enjoy their impressive array of colours framing the castle. As we edge towards the end of spring, see the beautiful Wisteria Floribunda draping its beautiful pea like flowers over the Aviary Terrace. At over 300 years old, this beautiful climber has charmed Powis’ visitors for generations; it’s a magnificent sight not to be missed!

The Walled Garden at Llanerchaeron

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion  

The highlight on Llanerchaeron’s orchard is a particularly gnarled old apple tree, which is covered in delicate apple blossom during the spring months. The blossom on the rouge espalier apple trees can be enjoyed throughout April and May. Over 50 varieties of apple grow within the walled garden, which go on to be harvested, celebrated on Apple Day and purchased by visitors to support the continued restoration of the walled garden.

Spring scene at Colby

Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire 

The best place in Pembrokeshire to see a great garden in bloom. At Colby, spring brings carpets of bluebells, crocuses and daffodils followed by swathes of camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons, the garden’s speciality. Welcoming you in to the Walled Garden is a riot of colour with the majestic magnolia tree proudly sitting above the entrance to the garden. Take some time out and enjoy the tranquillity of this special place, with its soothing water feature and fascinating sculptures.

Chirk Castle's garden, Wrexham

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

Chirk Castle’s spring display bursts into life with Wisteria in the courtyard in May. The magnificent medieval fortress of Chirk Castle boasts eight sweet and tranquil gardens. The Pleasure Ground Wood, right next to the main gardens, is a formal area of woodland bisected by pathways arranged to provide easy and peaceful walking routes. There is also a shrub garden, where the late spring rhododendrons smell beautiful after a spring shower.

Spring garden Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

This Grade 1 listed garden is a great spot to see blossom in the springtime. Set in a marvellous location alongside the Menai Strait, the mild conditions allow for stunning displays of spring flowering magnolias, dotted across expansive lawns. The secluded and peaceful Rhododendron Garden originates from the 1930s with specimens recently introduced by plant hunters.

Plas yn Rhiw garden

Plas yn Rhiw, Llŷn Peninsula  

Perched on a hillside with glorious views of the sea, the wooded gardens of this Jacobean manor house are home to magnificent camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. Filling the garden in spring are smells of vanilla scented box-leaf azara, the stunning Rhododendron fragrantissimum and yellow honeysuckle scented Azalea pontica. Keep an eye out for late flowering of the wisteria over the old outbuilding.