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National Trust's Bodnant Garden

  • 4.8

  • from 6102 Google reviews

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About the garden

A world-famous garden home to National Collections and Champion Trees. With intimate corners, sweeping lawns, grand terraces and verdant woodland, there are many gardens in one at Bodnant.

Opening times

May - Oct 2018, open daily: Garden 10am - 5pm (May - Sept, extended Weds until 8pm) Tea-room 9am - 5pm Nov - Dec 2018, open daily (except 24/25 Dec, closed): Garden 10:00 - 16:00 Tea-room 10:00 - 16:00

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Garden area

80 Acres

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Conwy, LL28 5RE

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Conwy
LL28 5RE
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Google reviews

  • 4.8

  • from 6102 Google reviews

Fay Smith

in the last week

5

It was the first time I'd used a small mobility scooter the top area and roses where easy to navigate. I noticed larger scooters could get around quite well onto the lower terraces. You have to think of the drainage of the battery. So relaxing such lovely colours around you. It's so worth the visit. Our daughter and son in law visiting from Alberta Canada loved it all. We sat and relaxed on one of the benches after a nice picnic and waited for them to come back.

Brian Battersby

2 weeks ago

5

This is a beautiful place to visit. There is so much to see there and it is worth a couple of visits during the year to see the different plants that are in flower across the seasons. There are woodlands to walk through and meadows as well as formal gardens. We visited in early June and the magnificent laburnum arch was in full flower & not to be missed if you visit at this time of year. There are a couple of places to eat or have a drink, the main cafe being near the entrance as is the main toilet block. There are also plant sales and it is worth a look at these. The shop also has plenty of things on offer too & again well worth a look. All in all one of, if not my favourite garden to visit.

Nick Hodges

a month ago

5

The gardens at Bodnant are truly Spectacular. The laburnum arch at the end of May is magnificent. But too really experience Bodnant you need to go several times throughout the year and experience the different seasons... from the wild flower meadows to the formal gardens around the house ringed by Welsh mountains in the distance. The grounds are extensive and provide a great place for us and our dog, who is allowed in on certain days, to explore. There is such a wide variety of plants its almost impossible to explain how stunning these are. However I cannot think of a place where the Rhododendrons are so varied and beautiful. More fundamentally there is loads of parking, the cafeterias serve excellent food and the journey to Bodnant full of charming Welsh countryside. A must see experience.

Aylin Meyer

in the last week

5

Lovely garden. Good size to walk around. The rose garden and the estate grounds were soo pretty. We had a wonderful time. Looks like a good place to come with your dog, and there were plenty of people there with their pets. It's also nice that they sell pots with the plants for those who find a new plant they like. Overall I had a great day exploring the gardens.

X D

3 weeks ago

5

I visited in the early summer and the flowers were beautiful. There were flowers in every colour and a lot species which aren't commonly seen in the UK. While I haven't personally viewed the winter garden, I know there is one, so people visiting in the winter will have something to see too. The rose garden was especially nice, the roses were very fragrant and varied greatly in shape and colour. The rose garden is also close to the ponds, which have large water lilies across their surfaces. There are fairly priced shops near the exit where you can buy a variety of plants, bird feeders and products from local businesses. A lot of the species on display in the gardens can be purchased near the exit. A lot of the nicer plants are located near the beginning of the gardens so, if you are unable to walk far, there's still a lot to see. Unfortunately, if you are unable to walk long distances, you may struggle to walk the full distance of the gardens and consequently may miss out on some species. The walk from the car park to the gardens can also seem quite far on the busier days. However, if you are someone who enjoys long walks this can be seen as a positive. Dogs are also allowed to be walked in the gardens on certain days. Overall the gardens make for a very pleasant day out.

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01492 650460

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