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Bodrhyddan Hall Gardens

Clwyd

Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of Lord Langford and his family for over 500 years. Set in several acres of stunning formal gardens and reclaimed woodland, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales.

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Cowbridge Physic Garden

Cowbridge

Just off Cowbridge High Street, the Physic Garden is a little oasis of calm and beauty. It has a mix of plants, flowers and trees that traditionally would have been grown in herbal gardens of old for cooking, dyeing fabrics, perfumery and, of course, for healing. Laid out in a formal design, Cowbridge Physic Garden is the labour of love of a number of dedicated volunteers. Originally, it was part of the garden of Old Hall, the home of the Edmondes family; it was rescued and transformed into the present garden, which opened in 2007, and within its splendid high stone walls, it presents a spectacular display of colour, fragrance, texture and fascination. Although quite small at just ½ an acre (0.2ha) garden enthusiasts will love the variety of species that have been included. The planting plan reflects physic gardens from the 17th and 18th centuries (none of the species in the garden are younger than 200 years), but the result is so much more than a living history lesson. The tranquil atmosphere of a much-loved and nurtured garden is evident at every turn, bed and border. Come and enjoy Cowbridge Physic garden. It is just 12 miles to the west of Cardiff. A short stroll from the High Street, it is opposite Holy Cross Church and the ancient Grammar School building. Paths are flat, pedestrian access is easy.

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National Trust's Llanerchaeron

near Aberaeron

An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake.

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Devauden

Impressively planted ornamental garden and small woodland.

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Cae Hir Gardens

Lampeter

Discover beautiful flowers in the Welsh foothills

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National Trust's Powis Castle and Garden

Welshpool

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.

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Aberglasney

Carmarthen

Beautifully restored formal gardens and woodland.

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Nant-y-Bedd Garden

Abergavenny

A wonderful garden tucked away in Brecon Beacon National Park in Wales.

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Dyffryn Fernant Garden

Fishguard

Those who like to stray off the beaten track will delight in the meandering pathways of this RHS Partner Garden, a jewel in the undulating crown of the Welsh valleys. Since 1996, Christina Shand has been sensitively embellishing this ancient landscape with an array of varied planting, including a fernery, orchard and statement courtyard full of potted tropical plants. In one corner a dazzling stainless steel Obelisk rises out of a bog garden. Elsewhere woodland unfolds onto an ornamental grass field bristling in the breeze. There’s much to take in yet all the elements hang harmoniously together. And nowhere is this more apparent than from the Magic Garden, where visitors can see how the six-acre site blends seamlessly into the Pembrokeshire countryside. Feeling inspired? Pick up some plants for your pad in the shop or brush up on your botanical knowledge in the Dyffryn Fernant Garden Library.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Llanarthne

An extraordinarily diverse and popular collection of wonders.

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Fonmon Castle Park and Gardens

Barry

A Fantastic Historical day out with lots of fun for all the family!

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Llwyngarreg Gardens

Whitland

One of the 'Great Gardens of Wales' set in Carmarthenshire with colour and beauty all year round.

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National Trust's Dinefwr

Llandeilo

National Nature Reserve, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park.

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Stradey Castle

Llanelli

It’s not just the graceful Grade II listed house that bowls over prospective couples, the wilderness garden is a wedding planner’s dream with its sweeping farmland views and intimate foliage-covered nooks. Though plant-curious people without a wedding invitation are welcome to explore the grounds too. Located on the edge of Llanelli in Wales, Stradey Castle is a fine example of what can be done with acid soil and a clement microclimate. At this woodland wonderland, a delicious mix of unusual shrubs and trees flourish, including vibrant masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, and creamy Magnolias, all lovingly restored by Sir David and Lady Mary Mansel Lewis. Follow the sound of trickling water to a tranquil lake and gushing waterfall before catching the last of the light at the terrace garden bordering the house – a fine place for soaking up picturesque views across the lush parkland to the sparkling sea beyond. Private tours of the garden including tea in the House are by appointment only. Small groups/individuals can visit the garden on their own, making use of our free Candide audio tour, although this is strictly by appointment only and is charged at £5 per head. Private Guided tours of the garden are charged at £9 per head (including light refreshments) with a minimum of £150 per tour on weekdays, £180 per tour on weekday evenings, and £200 at weekends (all prices include light refreshments). An hour's tour without refreshments can be negotiated at a lower fee. We can accommodate up to 50 people, but please be advised that only a medium-sized coach (seating approx 35 people) can get through the main gates. For further information please email us at info@stradeycastle.com

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National Trust's Bodnant Garden

Colwyn Bay

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.

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Picton Castle & Gardens

Haverfordwest

Beautiful woodland gardens and castle grounds.

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National Trust's Plas Newydd House and Garden

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of Snowdonia. A whole day of things to see and do.

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National Trust's The Kymin

Monmouth

Standing proudly atop a prominent hill, the Kymin and its nine acres of pleasure grounds overlook Monmouth and the beautiful Wye Valley.

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Portmeirion Gardens

Penrhyndeudraeth

This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. Portmeirion is made up of about 50 buildings most of which are used as hotel or self-catering accommodation and surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens.

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National Trust's Tredegar House

Newport

A place shaped by the local community, Tredegar House and its surrounding gardens and parkland stand proudly at the heart of Newport’s heritage.

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National Trust's Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Bangor

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings. The extensive grounds are perfect for exploring and enjoying spectacular views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. Little explorers can climb trees, make dens and run wild in the adventure playground.

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Glansevern Hall Gardens

Welshpool

Glansevern Hall, an elegant Greek revival house, is positioned on the banks of the River Severn in a parkland setting with sweeping views over Mid Wales, to the Kerry Hills and the Montgomeryshire County War Memorial. The gardens extend to 25-acres and are a mixture of formal planting, lawns, a huge lake and many unusual and ancient specimen trees.

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Gregynog

Newtown

Gregynog Hall is surrounded by 750 acres of grounds containing many different landscapes, including its renowned Grade 1 listed formal gardens. The Gardener’s Chronicle of 1912 described the gardens as ‘highly artistic and in complete harmony with the natural surroundings’ while CADW added ‘one of the most important parks and gardens in Powys, dating from at least 1500’s.

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Dewstow Gardens & Grottoes

Caldicot

Imagine discovering a lost garden with tunnels and underground grottoes buried under thousands of tonnes of soil for over 50 years. That’s what happened at Dewstow gardens. Built around 1895, the gardens were buried just after World War Two and rediscovered in 2000. An incredible restoration job now sees all back to former glory.

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National Trust's Dyffryn Gardens

Cardiff

Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds.

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National Trust's Powis Castle and Garden

Welshpool

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.

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Gregynog

Newtown

Gregynog Hall is surrounded by 750 acres of grounds containing many different landscapes, including its renowned Grade 1 listed formal gardens. The Gardener’s Chronicle of 1912 described the gardens as ‘highly artistic and in complete harmony with the natural surroundings’ while CADW added ‘one of the most important parks and gardens in Powys, dating from at least 1500’s.

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Cae Hir Gardens

Lampeter

Discover beautiful flowers in the Welsh foothills

Caerau Gardens

Bala

The Gardens were started in 1994 when the farmhouse was derelict and there was just a field and an overgrown hedge. The garden was started immediately by levelling lawns and planting yew and beech hedges to provide shelter. Families with children are particularly welcome and there is lots for them to do.

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Veddw

Devauden

Impressively planted ornamental garden and small woodland.

Parc Glynllifon

Caernarfon

These gardens are Grade-I listed and set within extensive woodlands. There are a large collection of trees and also ferns, sculptures, caves, an open-air theatre, and lots of wildlife.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Llanarthne

An extraordinarily diverse and popular collection of wonders.

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Portmeirion Gardens

Penrhyndeudraeth

This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. Portmeirion is made up of about 50 buildings most of which are used as hotel or self-catering accommodation and surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens.

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Llwyngarreg Gardens

Whitland

One of the 'Great Gardens of Wales' set in Carmarthenshire with colour and beauty all year round.

Upton Castle Gardens

Cosheston

Upton Castle Gardens are one of Pembrokeshire’s hidden gems and a must for gardening enthusiasts or anyone wanting to experience real peace and tranquillity.

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Picton Castle & Gardens

Haverfordwest

Beautiful woodland gardens and castle grounds.

Hilton Court Gardens

Haverfordwest

The Hilton Court Garden has wildflowers, meandering paths, trickling streams, and a range of wildlife. There is also ponds, a solar dome, and a woodland house for the public to view.

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Bodrhyddan Hall Gardens

Clwyd

Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of Lord Langford and his family for over 500 years. Set in several acres of stunning formal gardens and reclaimed woodland, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales.

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National Trust's Tredegar House

Newport

A place shaped by the local community, Tredegar House and its surrounding gardens and parkland stand proudly at the heart of Newport’s heritage.

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Glansevern Hall Gardens

Welshpool

Glansevern Hall, an elegant Greek revival house, is positioned on the banks of the River Severn in a parkland setting with sweeping views over Mid Wales, to the Kerry Hills and the Montgomeryshire County War Memorial. The gardens extend to 25-acres and are a mixture of formal planting, lawns, a huge lake and many unusual and ancient specimen trees.

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National Trust's The Kymin

Monmouth

Standing proudly atop a prominent hill, the Kymin and its nine acres of pleasure grounds overlook Monmouth and the beautiful Wye Valley.

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National Trust's Dyffryn Gardens

Cardiff

Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds.

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National Trust's Plas Newydd House and Garden

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of Snowdonia. A whole day of things to see and do.

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National Trust's Dinefwr

Llandeilo

National Nature Reserve, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park.

Llanover Garden

Abergavenny

18th-century garden featuring a host of traditional and unusual plant varieties, alongside winding streams and sweeping views.

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National Trust's Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Bangor

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings. The extensive grounds are perfect for exploring and enjoying spectacular views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. Little explorers can climb trees, make dens and run wild in the adventure playground.

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Dyffryn Fernant Garden

Fishguard

Those who like to stray off the beaten track will delight in the meandering pathways of this RHS Partner Garden, a jewel in the undulating crown of the Welsh valleys. Since 1996, Christina Shand has been sensitively embellishing this ancient landscape with an array of varied planting, including a fernery, orchard and statement courtyard full of potted tropical plants. In one corner a dazzling stainless steel Obelisk rises out of a bog garden. Elsewhere woodland unfolds onto an ornamental grass field bristling in the breeze. There’s much to take in yet all the elements hang harmoniously together. And nowhere is this more apparent than from the Magic Garden, where visitors can see how the six-acre site blends seamlessly into the Pembrokeshire countryside. Feeling inspired? Pick up some plants for your pad in the shop or brush up on your botanical knowledge in the Dyffryn Fernant Garden Library.

Crug Farm Plants

Caernarfon

Crûg Farm Plants has an outstanding and unrivalled selection of plants, located in one of the most beautiful areas of North Wales. Originally a beef farm, but ever since its transition to a nursery in 1991, Crûg has become a Mecca for extraordinary plants. Initially originating from our own breeding programme, the emphasis has shifted to introducing new and wondrous plants from our annual sorties to remote corners of the globe.

National Trust's Stackpole

Pembroke

Discover Stackpole’s beautiful stretch of coastline for yourself. With award-winning sandy beaches, tranquil wooded valleys, wildlife-rich lily ponds, walking trails and watersports, there’s lots to see and do.

Cardigan Castle

Cardigan

Cardigan Castle has 2-acres of grounds overlooking the River Teifi. The gardens are Grade-II listed and are home to more than 130 types of plants. Among them, you will find 15 original species, including a large Turkey oak, a copper beech, snowberry and early varieties of holly.

Rhododendrons

National Trust's Colby Woodland Garden

Narberth

A short walk from the beach, this hidden wooded valley, with it’s secret garden and industrial past, is a place for play. There are fallen trees to climb, rope swings and playful surprises everywhere. Spring brings Bluebells, Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas, while the Walled Garden gives year-round colour, peace and seclusion. There are woodland walks, meandering streams and ponds with stepping stones and Log bridges in the Wildflower Meadow, and the whole valley teems with wildlife.

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Portmeirion Gardens

Penrhyndeudraeth

This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. Portmeirion is made up of about 50 buildings most of which are used as hotel or self-catering accommodation and surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens.

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Llwyngarreg Gardens

Whitland

One of the 'Great Gardens of Wales' set in Carmarthenshire with colour and beauty all year round.

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Dyffryn Fernant Garden

Fishguard

Those who like to stray off the beaten track will delight in the meandering pathways of this RHS Partner Garden, a jewel in the undulating crown of the Welsh valleys. Since 1996, Christina Shand has been sensitively embellishing this ancient landscape with an array of varied planting, including a fernery, orchard and statement courtyard full of potted tropical plants. In one corner a dazzling stainless steel Obelisk rises out of a bog garden. Elsewhere woodland unfolds onto an ornamental grass field bristling in the breeze. There’s much to take in yet all the elements hang harmoniously together. And nowhere is this more apparent than from the Magic Garden, where visitors can see how the six-acre site blends seamlessly into the Pembrokeshire countryside. Feeling inspired? Pick up some plants for your pad in the shop or brush up on your botanical knowledge in the Dyffryn Fernant Garden Library.

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National Trust's Bodnant Garden

Colwyn Bay

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.

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Glansevern Hall Gardens

Welshpool

Glansevern Hall, an elegant Greek revival house, is positioned on the banks of the River Severn in a parkland setting with sweeping views over Mid Wales, to the Kerry Hills and the Montgomeryshire County War Memorial. The gardens extend to 25-acres and are a mixture of formal planting, lawns, a huge lake and many unusual and ancient specimen trees.

Clyne Gardens

Swansea

Clyne Gardens contains varied National Collections of plants set in beautiful parkland. Internationally famous for its superb collections of Rhododendrons, Pieris and Enkianthus, the gardens offer a haven of tranquility, lush planting and interesting features.

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National Trust's Dyffryn Gardens

Cardiff

Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds.

Crug Farm Plants

Caernarfon

Crûg Farm Plants has an outstanding and unrivalled selection of plants, located in one of the most beautiful areas of North Wales. Originally a beef farm, but ever since its transition to a nursery in 1991, Crûg has become a Mecca for extraordinary plants. Initially originating from our own breeding programme, the emphasis has shifted to introducing new and wondrous plants from our annual sorties to remote corners of the globe.

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Bodrhyddan Hall Gardens

Clwyd

Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of Lord Langford and his family for over 500 years. Set in several acres of stunning formal gardens and reclaimed woodland, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales.

Bryan's Ground

Herefordshire

Three acres of intimate garden rooms that have been growing since 1913. Furnished with follies and fragrant flowers, towers and topiary, pools and a potager, and paths to five acres of specimen trees on the banks of a river, on the border with Wales.

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National Trust's Powis Castle and Garden

Welshpool

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.

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National Trust's Plas Newydd House and Garden

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of Snowdonia. A whole day of things to see and do.

Plas Brondanw

Penrhyndeudraeth

Sir Clough created a unique and characteristic garden landscape which provides a series of dramatic and romantic prospects set within the Snowdonia National Park, between Snowdon and the sea. Inspired by the gardens of renaissance Italy, strong architectural influences are evident within the Plas gardens, stone walls, topiary and avenues of trees leading the eye to the dramatic back drop of the mountains beyond.

Singleton Botanical Gardens

Swansea

The Botanical Gardens house one of Wales' premier plant collections, with spectacular herbaceous borders and large glasshouses. As this garden is set within the tranquil surroundings of Singleton Park, it is a very relaxing place to come and browse or gain inspiration for your own garden. There are plenty of places to sit and admire the delightful views.

Wisteria

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Dyffryn Fernant Garden

Fishguard

Those who like to stray off the beaten track will delight in the meandering pathways of this RHS Partner Garden, a jewel in the undulating crown of the Welsh valleys. Since 1996, Christina Shand has been sensitively embellishing this ancient landscape with an array of varied planting, including a fernery, orchard and statement courtyard full of potted tropical plants. In one corner a dazzling stainless steel Obelisk rises out of a bog garden. Elsewhere woodland unfolds onto an ornamental grass field bristling in the breeze. There’s much to take in yet all the elements hang harmoniously together. And nowhere is this more apparent than from the Magic Garden, where visitors can see how the six-acre site blends seamlessly into the Pembrokeshire countryside. Feeling inspired? Pick up some plants for your pad in the shop or brush up on your botanical knowledge in the Dyffryn Fernant Garden Library.

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Llwyngarreg Gardens

Whitland

One of the 'Great Gardens of Wales' set in Carmarthenshire with colour and beauty all year round.

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National Trust's Bodnant Garden

Colwyn Bay

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.

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National Trust's Dyffryn Gardens

Cardiff

Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds.

Camellias

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Llwyngarreg Gardens

Whitland

One of the 'Great Gardens of Wales' set in Carmarthenshire with colour and beauty all year round.

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National Trust's Bodnant Garden

Colwyn Bay

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.

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Portmeirion Gardens

Penrhyndeudraeth

This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. Portmeirion is made up of about 50 buildings most of which are used as hotel or self-catering accommodation and surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens.

Plas Brondanw

Penrhyndeudraeth

Sir Clough created a unique and characteristic garden landscape which provides a series of dramatic and romantic prospects set within the Snowdonia National Park, between Snowdon and the sea. Inspired by the gardens of renaissance Italy, strong architectural influences are evident within the Plas gardens, stone walls, topiary and avenues of trees leading the eye to the dramatic back drop of the mountains beyond.

Crug Farm Plants

Caernarfon

Crûg Farm Plants has an outstanding and unrivalled selection of plants, located in one of the most beautiful areas of North Wales. Originally a beef farm, but ever since its transition to a nursery in 1991, Crûg has become a Mecca for extraordinary plants. Initially originating from our own breeding programme, the emphasis has shifted to introducing new and wondrous plants from our annual sorties to remote corners of the globe.

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National Trust's Powis Castle and Garden

Welshpool

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.

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Dyffryn Fernant Garden

Fishguard

Those who like to stray off the beaten track will delight in the meandering pathways of this RHS Partner Garden, a jewel in the undulating crown of the Welsh valleys. Since 1996, Christina Shand has been sensitively embellishing this ancient landscape with an array of varied planting, including a fernery, orchard and statement courtyard full of potted tropical plants. In one corner a dazzling stainless steel Obelisk rises out of a bog garden. Elsewhere woodland unfolds onto an ornamental grass field bristling in the breeze. There’s much to take in yet all the elements hang harmoniously together. And nowhere is this more apparent than from the Magic Garden, where visitors can see how the six-acre site blends seamlessly into the Pembrokeshire countryside. Feeling inspired? Pick up some plants for your pad in the shop or brush up on your botanical knowledge in the Dyffryn Fernant Garden Library.

Singleton Botanical Gardens

Swansea

The Botanical Gardens house one of Wales' premier plant collections, with spectacular herbaceous borders and large glasshouses. As this garden is set within the tranquil surroundings of Singleton Park, it is a very relaxing place to come and browse or gain inspiration for your own garden. There are plenty of places to sit and admire the delightful views.

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National Trust's Dyffryn Gardens

Cardiff

Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds.

National Trust's Colby Woodland Garden

Narberth

A short walk from the beach, this hidden wooded valley, with it’s secret garden and industrial past, is a place for play. There are fallen trees to climb, rope swings and playful surprises everywhere. Spring brings Bluebells, Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas, while the Walled Garden gives year-round colour, peace and seclusion. There are woodland walks, meandering streams and ponds with stepping stones and Log bridges in the Wildflower Meadow, and the whole valley teems with wildlife.

Clyne Gardens

Swansea

Clyne Gardens contains varied National Collections of plants set in beautiful parkland. Internationally famous for its superb collections of Rhododendrons, Pieris and Enkianthus, the gardens offer a haven of tranquility, lush planting and interesting features.

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Bodrhyddan Hall Gardens

Clwyd

Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of Lord Langford and his family for over 500 years. Set in several acres of stunning formal gardens and reclaimed woodland, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales.

Bluebells

National Trust's Colby Woodland Garden

Narberth

A short walk from the beach, this hidden wooded valley, with it’s secret garden and industrial past, is a place for play. There are fallen trees to climb, rope swings and playful surprises everywhere. Spring brings Bluebells, Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas, while the Walled Garden gives year-round colour, peace and seclusion. There are woodland walks, meandering streams and ponds with stepping stones and Log bridges in the Wildflower Meadow, and the whole valley teems with wildlife.

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Stradey Castle

Llanelli

It’s not just the graceful Grade II listed house that bowls over prospective couples, the wilderness garden is a wedding planner’s dream with its sweeping farmland views and intimate foliage-covered nooks. Though plant-curious people without a wedding invitation are welcome to explore the grounds too. Located on the edge of Llanelli in Wales, Stradey Castle is a fine example of what can be done with acid soil and a clement microclimate. At this woodland wonderland, a delicious mix of unusual shrubs and trees flourish, including vibrant masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, and creamy Magnolias, all lovingly restored by Sir David and Lady Mary Mansel Lewis. Follow the sound of trickling water to a tranquil lake and gushing waterfall before catching the last of the light at the terrace garden bordering the house – a fine place for soaking up picturesque views across the lush parkland to the sparkling sea beyond. Private tours of the garden including tea in the House are by appointment only. Small groups/individuals can visit the garden on their own, making use of our free Candide audio tour, although this is strictly by appointment only and is charged at £5 per head. Private Guided tours of the garden are charged at £9 per head (including light refreshments) with a minimum of £150 per tour on weekdays, £180 per tour on weekday evenings, and £200 at weekends (all prices include light refreshments). An hour's tour without refreshments can be negotiated at a lower fee. We can accommodate up to 50 people, but please be advised that only a medium-sized coach (seating approx 35 people) can get through the main gates. For further information please email us at info@stradeycastle.com

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Llwyngarreg Gardens

Whitland

One of the 'Great Gardens of Wales' set in Carmarthenshire with colour and beauty all year round.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Llanarthne

An extraordinarily diverse and popular collection of wonders.

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Fonmon Castle Park and Gardens

Barry

A Fantastic Historical day out with lots of fun for all the family!

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Cae Hir Gardens

Lampeter

Discover beautiful flowers in the Welsh foothills

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Nant-y-Bedd Garden

Abergavenny

A wonderful garden tucked away in Brecon Beacon National Park in Wales.

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Aberglasney

Carmarthen

Beautifully restored formal gardens and woodland.

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Picton Castle & Gardens

Haverfordwest

Beautiful woodland gardens and castle grounds.

Upton Castle Gardens

Cosheston

Upton Castle Gardens are one of Pembrokeshire’s hidden gems and a must for gardening enthusiasts or anyone wanting to experience real peace and tranquillity.

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Portmeirion Gardens

Penrhyndeudraeth

This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. Portmeirion is made up of about 50 buildings most of which are used as hotel or self-catering accommodation and surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens.

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Glansevern Hall Gardens

Welshpool

Glansevern Hall, an elegant Greek revival house, is positioned on the banks of the River Severn in a parkland setting with sweeping views over Mid Wales, to the Kerry Hills and the Montgomeryshire County War Memorial. The gardens extend to 25-acres and are a mixture of formal planting, lawns, a huge lake and many unusual and ancient specimen trees.

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Dyffryn Fernant Garden

Fishguard

Those who like to stray off the beaten track will delight in the meandering pathways of this RHS Partner Garden, a jewel in the undulating crown of the Welsh valleys. Since 1996, Christina Shand has been sensitively embellishing this ancient landscape with an array of varied planting, including a fernery, orchard and statement courtyard full of potted tropical plants. In one corner a dazzling stainless steel Obelisk rises out of a bog garden. Elsewhere woodland unfolds onto an ornamental grass field bristling in the breeze. There’s much to take in yet all the elements hang harmoniously together. And nowhere is this more apparent than from the Magic Garden, where visitors can see how the six-acre site blends seamlessly into the Pembrokeshire countryside. Feeling inspired? Pick up some plants for your pad in the shop or brush up on your botanical knowledge in the Dyffryn Fernant Garden Library.

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National Trust's Bodnant Garden

Colwyn Bay

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.

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National Trust's Dyffryn Gardens

Cardiff

Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds.

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National Trust's Tredegar House

Newport

A place shaped by the local community, Tredegar House and its surrounding gardens and parkland stand proudly at the heart of Newport’s heritage.

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Bodrhyddan Hall Gardens

Clwyd

Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of Lord Langford and his family for over 500 years. Set in several acres of stunning formal gardens and reclaimed woodland, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales.

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National Trust's Powis Castle and Garden

Welshpool

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.

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National Trust's Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Bangor

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings. The extensive grounds are perfect for exploring and enjoying spectacular views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. Little explorers can climb trees, make dens and run wild in the adventure playground.

Part-Y-Seal Garden

Abergavenny

There are 4-acres of mature gardens that make for an interesting walk. Late winter sees the first of the flowers with a covering of snowdrops over the lawns and woodlands, followed by spring bulbs, flowering cherries, azaleas and rhododendrons. During the summer the kitchen garden comes alive with naturally grown fruit and vegetables of every description from chillies to grapes. Much of the produce grown on site usually ends up on the menu in the tearooms.

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National Trust's Llanerchaeron

near Aberaeron

An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake.

Crug Farm Plants

Caernarfon

Crûg Farm Plants has an outstanding and unrivalled selection of plants, located in one of the most beautiful areas of North Wales. Originally a beef farm, but ever since its transition to a nursery in 1991, Crûg has become a Mecca for extraordinary plants. Initially originating from our own breeding programme, the emphasis has shifted to introducing new and wondrous plants from our annual sorties to remote corners of the globe.

Plas Brondanw

Penrhyndeudraeth

Sir Clough created a unique and characteristic garden landscape which provides a series of dramatic and romantic prospects set within the Snowdonia National Park, between Snowdon and the sea. Inspired by the gardens of renaissance Italy, strong architectural influences are evident within the Plas gardens, stone walls, topiary and avenues of trees leading the eye to the dramatic back drop of the mountains beyond.

Hilton Court Gardens

Haverfordwest

The Hilton Court Garden has wildflowers, meandering paths, trickling streams, and a range of wildlife. There is also ponds, a solar dome, and a woodland house for the public to view.

National Trust's Stackpole

Pembroke

Discover Stackpole’s beautiful stretch of coastline for yourself. With award-winning sandy beaches, tranquil wooded valleys, wildlife-rich lily ponds, walking trails and watersports, there’s lots to see and do.

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