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Abergavenny Castle Gardens
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Abergavenny Castle
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
19th century picturesque walk and gardens by Abergavenny castle and museum

Llangathen, in the Tywi Valley
Off the A40
Tel. 01558 668998
Open: daily April-end Oct, 10am-6pm; in winter, 10:30am-3:30pm.
A garden “lost in time”, restored over past years; 18th century yew tunnel; cloister garden parapet with along the top of the walls; tearoom; parking
See photos and read the details in our Garden section at Lost Garden of Aberglasney

Argoed Hall
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Froncysyllte, Denbighshire
Near Llangollen on the A5
Cadw property; remains of Victorian garden, woodland, walks above River Dee, lake

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Bellevue Park
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
Newport, Glamorgan
On the M4
19th century public park designed by Thomas Mawson; 35 acres of ornamental trees, walks, grass, and water features.

Bodelwyddan Castle
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire
On B5381, signed from A55
Tel. 0 1745 584 060
Open: April-end Oct, Sat-Thu, 11am-4pm; Nov-March, except Mon and Fri, same hours
18th and 19th century landscape park, walled garden; woodland walks

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Tal-y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, Caernarfonshire
Off the A470
Tel. 0 1492 650 460; Fax 0 1492 650 448
Open: mid March-end Oct, daily, 10am-5pm
National Trust property; formal and informal gardens, Italianate terraces, dell garden, lily pool, laburnum arch; visitor centre new in 2008

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
On the A5151 between Dyserth and Rhuddlan, Denbighshire
Tel. 0 1745 590 155
Open: June-Sep, Tue and Thu, 2-5:30pm
Formal Victorian garden and parterre, pleasure grounds, 17th century cold bath, woodland walk
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Boduan Garden
Llyn Peninsula, Caernarfonshire
On A497
Open: National Garden Scheme, different days of the year
19th century woodland and wild garden with wall walk and tower, waterfall, ponds, walks, walled kitchen garden, park

Bodynfoel Hall
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
North of Welshpool, Montgomeryshire
Off the B4393
Tel. 01691 648486
Open: National Garden Scheme days and June and July by appointment only
Victorian mansion with small formal grounds, park, woodland

Bodysgallen Hall
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llandudno, Denbighshire
Off the A470
Tel. 0492 584466
Open: year round
Restored 17th century country house surrounded by woodland walks, garden terraces, rockeries, walled rose garden, and a knot garden

Broom Hall
Llanystumdwy, Caernarfonshire
On A497
Cadw property; late 18th century, early 19th century park, woodland, kitchen garden, all related to 1790 house

Bryn Bras Castle
Llanrug, Caernarfonshire
On A4086
Cadw property; mock castle with 1800s garden, woodland, water garden, rock garden, and lawn

Bryn Eisteddfod
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llansanffraid Glan
Conwy, Denbighshire; on A470
Cadw property; 18th century formal garden, 19th century walled kitchen garden, and woodland

Bryn Gwynant
Beddgelert, Caernarfonshire
On A4085
Cadw property; mid 19th century park and woodlands, ornamental garden, kitchen garden, orchard; site now a youth hostel

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llanfairfechan, Denbighshire
On A55
Cadw property; mid 19th century landscaped park with Italianate garden, kitchen garden; mid 19th century country house.

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Southeast of St Asaph, Flintshire
Off the A55
Cadw property; late 18th century park and garden, listed house; attractive views

Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Just north of A40 at Llanarth, Monmouthshire
Cadw property; small landscaped park, walled kitchen garden, pleasure garden

Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Meifod, Montgomeryshire
On the A495
Cadw property; 18th century house and parkland with formal garden and lake.

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Chirk, Denbighshire
On A5
Cadw property; listed building; 19th century landscaped park, gothic features, tunnel to kitchen garden

Two miles south of Ffestiniog
At Cymerau Isaf, Gwynedd; on the A496
Tel. 076676 2684.
Open: May-Sep, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm; phone first
Small informal “room” garden and woodland nature reserve built on a mountainside

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Cae Hir Gardens
Cribyn, near Lampeter
Off the B4337
Tel. 0570 470839
Open: every day except Mon, 1-6pm
Hillside garden with separate red, yellow and blue gardens; bonsai and water garden; view across the valley

Carreglwyd House and Gardens
Llanfaethlau, Holyhead
Tel. 0 1407 730 208
Open: woodland walks open Feb-end June, 9am-5pm; Sep-end Jan, alternate Thu and Fri by appointment; house and grounds, May-end May, 1-5pm (may be closed for wedding so check); guided tours of house by arrangement 2, 3, 4pm
Wooded gardens and grounds around 17th century mansion remodelled in 18th century; bluebells in bloom in May; specimen trees; ornamental lake; walled garden; walks; special events; weddings; parking; self-catering cottages on property
Web: Carreglwyd Gardens

Castle House
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Usk, Monmouthshire
On the A472
Open: National Garden Scheme open days
Herbs; topiary around the ruins of Usk Castle

Cefn Bryntalch
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Minor road just west of Montgomery
On B4385, Montgomeryshire
Cadw property; important Queen Anne revival house (listed building is home of composer Peter Warlock) and garden by Bodley or Webb

Tudweiliog, Llyn Peninsula
Caernarfonshire, on the B4417
Open: no details given
Cadw property; 1820 walled garden, plantations, part of 18th house grounds

Chapel House
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Monmouth, Monmouthshire
On A40
Cadw property; listed building; rare 1700s terraced town garden

Chirk Castle
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Chirk, Denbighshire, off the A5
Tel. 01691 777701
Open: mid Feb-mid Dec, varying days and times, check website for details
National Trust property; small formal gardens in grounds of 14th century castle (see Attractions: Chirk Castle) within an 18th century landscaped park; topiary, rockery, herbaceous borders, ha-ha, folly, roses, and flowering shrubs; restaurant; Home Farm Visitor Centre; Lady Margaret's tea-room serves high teas; parking; shop; special events; plant sales, bookshop

Clyne Gardens
Swansea, Gower, and the Vale of Neath
Black Pill; south of Swansea, Glamorgan
On the A4067
Tel. 0792 401 737
50-acre public garden owned by the Swansea City Council; rhododendrons and azaleas in the spring; hillside and stream paths; treed and open areas
For photos and more details see our article Clyne Gardens and Singleton Park

Colby Woodland Garden
Colby Lodge, Amroth, Narbeth
Follow brown signs from A477 Tenby to Carmarthen Road
Tel. 01834 811 885
Open: woodland garden, daily, mid March-Nov, 10am-5pm; walled garden, daily, 11am-5pm
National Trust property; 8 acres formal and informal gardens surrounding a 19th century country house; azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, bluebells; woodland walks with a variety of tree species; shop, gallery; tea-room; house not open

Dyffryn Ardudwy, Merionethshire
On the A496
Cadw property; 18th century park, garden, 16th century country house; kitchen garden; lime avenue; formal plantations; walks

Beddgelert, Caernarfonshire
On A4085
Cadw property; 19th century woods

Craig-y-Nos Castle and Country Park
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Glyntawe, Powys
Southern Brecon Beacons National Park
On the A4067
Cadw property; Victorian garden designed by William Barron in late 1800s; was home of opera singer, Madame Adelina Patti

Crug Farm Walled Garden
Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire
Two miles northeast off the A487 roundabout
Open: end Feb-end Sep, Thu-Sun, 10am-6pm
18th century walled gardens in grounds of country house

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Dewstow Gardens and Grottos
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Caerwent, Caldicot
Monmouthshire, NP26 5AH
Tel. 0 1291 430 444
Open: spring-autumn; 10am-4pm, various days depending on month of year; cheque website for exact days
Originally part of historic estate and manor house; Grade I listed seven acre garden from late 1800s, lost and now uncovered and restored, though more may be there; rock and alpine garden, ponds, water features, tunnels and grottos with ferns and palms; herbaceous borders; formal Italianate area with tulips and box hedges; tea-room; golf club next to the garden
Web: Dewstow Gardens

Dingle, The
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Three miles north of Welshpool, Powys
Off the A458
Tel. 0938 555145
Open: daily except Tue, 9am-6pm
Colour themed four-acre garden on a steep south-facing slope.
Note: do not confuse this garden with the one of the same name near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Dingle, The
Crundale, on the B4329
Three miles north-east of Haverfordwest which is on the A4076
Tel. 0437 764370
Open: daily except Tue, Mar-Oct, 10am-6pm
Informal gardens with wide variety of rare plants in beds, herbaceous borders and woodland trails; 150 varieties of old-fashioned roses
Note: another garden of the same name is located in Welshpool.

Doldowlod Gardens
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Llanyre, by Llandrindod Wells, Powys
On the A4081
19th century park, garden, grass terraces, woodlands

Dolmelynllyn Garden
Ganllwyd, Caernarfonshire
On A470
Park, lake, woodland, formal gardens, kitchen garden, walk; house dating from 16th century--now a hotel

Dyffryn House Gardens
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
St Nicholas
Near Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan on the A48
Tel. 029 2059 3328
Open: daily, 10am-4pm
National Trust property; 55 acre Grade One listed Edwardian garden with eleven garden rooms designed by Thomas Mawson and owner at the time Reginald Cory; arboretum; lawns; 15 statues; tea-room; shop; plant sales; parking; special events; organic produce for sale; children’s play area; house also open--see listing under Attractions: Wales: Historic Homes

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Erddig Garden
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Two miles south of Wrexham
Off the A525
Tel. 0978 355314
Open: House, garden, and restaurant open varying times and days depending on month of year; check National Trust website for full details
National Trust property; restored formal 18th century gardens surrounding a country house; walled garden contains varieties of fruit trees and shrubs; long canal garden; Victorian flower garden, parterre, and walks; national ivy collection and a large collection of narcissus; shop; restaurant, parking. For full details of house see our listing under Attractions: Historic Homes

Eyarth Hall
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llanfair Dyffryn, Clwyd
On the A525
Just south of Ruthin, Denbighshire
Cadw property; garden terraces of Tudor house, water features, rockwork

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Fferm Gardens
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Leeswood, near Mold, Denbighshire
On the A5104
Cadw property; listed building, 17th century walled gardens

Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Near Brecon, Breconshire
On the A470
Cadw property; Victorian pleasure ground, trees, kitchen garden, park; 1828 house

by Boncath, on the B4332
Open: National Garden Scheme open days
John Nash home; rhododendrons, azaleas, terraced lawns, water feature

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North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llanfair-Talhaiarn, Denbighshire
On A544
Cadw property; several listed buildings set in 17th and 18th century grounds and garden; very scenic

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llanfair Dyffryn, Clwyd, Denbighshire
On the A525
Cadw property; listed building; small 17th century walled garden, banqueting house, terrace, bee boles, views, orchard, and fish ponds

Garthmyl Hall
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Berriew, south of Welshpool, Montgomeryshire On the A483
Cadw property; Victorian house and grounds, park, lake, outstanding cedars of Lebanon

Barmouth, Caernarfonshire
On A496
Cadw property; woodland and formal garden

Glansevern Hall
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Berriew, south of Welshpool
Montgomery, Montgomeryshire
On the A483
Tel. 01686 640 200 or 01686 640 827
Open: Fri and Sat, May-Sep, noon-6pm
Cadw property; early 19th century listed house, formal gardens, grotto, glasshouse, rose gardens, lake, woodland walk, rock garden, trees, landscaped grounds on banks of Severn River; noted as home of one of Wales best known families, the Owens

Glanusk Park and Penmyarth
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
On the A4077
Cadw property; park, Victorian garden by Markham Nesfield; house no longer exists

Glasfryn Gardens
Llanystumdwy, Caernarfonshire
On the A497
Cadw property; 18th-20th century park, garden, stone wall, lawn, beech trees, kitchen garden; topiary

Gloddaeth Gardens
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
St David’s College
Off the A55 at Llandudno, Denbighshire
Cadw property; terraced gardens, canal, plantations, parkland, rock garden, grotto, fishponds, viewpoints, 16th century house

Glyn Cywarch
Talsarnau, Merionethshire
On A496
Cadw property; early 17th century manor house, walled garden, lookout tower, and modern garden

Eight miles south-west of Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire
On the A499
Open: footpaths daily year round; other areas Easter-mid Sep
Cadw property; 18th and 19th century park and gardens fountains, cascade, grottoes, water features, and buildings

Gnoll Estate
Swansea, Gower, and the Vale of Neath
Neath, Glamorgan
On the A465
Tel. 01639 635 808
Open: all year
Important 18th century landscaped garden with cascades, lakes, vistas, and buildings

Gregynog Hall
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
University of Wales
Newtown, Montgomery, Montgomeryshire
On B4389
Open: grounds open all year
Woodland with waymarked walks; trees, rhododendrons, spring bulbs, 19th century fountains, yew hedge

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
2 miles west of Denbigh, Denbighshire
Off the A543
Open: June-Aug charity Open Days
19th century park and garden of Beatrix Potter’s uncle; related to the Flopsy Bunnies story

Gwernyfed Park
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Just south of Three Cocks, Powys
On the A438
Cadw property; listed buildings; deer park, terraced gardens by W. E. Nesfield, kitchen garden, ornamental gateways, greenhouse

Gwrych Castle
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Near Abergele, Denbighshire
Off the A548
Cadw property; listed building; gothic park, lodges, towers; turreted terraced garden

Gwydir Castle
Llanrwst, Caernarfonshire
On B5106
Tel. 0 1492 641 687
Open: March-end Oct, daily, 10am-4.30pm
Tudor mansion gardens, terrace, 19th century parterre, old cedar trees; also has bed and breakfast
Web: Gwydir Castle

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Mold, Denbighshire
On A494
Cadw property; listed building; deer park, outstanding sweet chestnut trees, 19th century arboretum, specimen trees, Victorian/Edwardian garden

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Happy Valley
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llandudno, Denbighshire
Off the A55
19th century public gardens, camera obscura, walkway, rock garden

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Pontblyddn near Mold, Flintshire
South of the A5104 near A541
Open: National Garden Scheme Open Days
19th century park, woodland, formal gardens, flowering cherry trees

Hean Castle
One mile north of Saundersfoot
On B4316
Open: National Garden Schemes open days
19th century Victorian terraced garden, parkland, unusual plants and shrubs, rose garden, and walled garden

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King’s Garden
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Castle and Regimental Museum
Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Monmouthsire
On the A40
Tel 01600 772 175
Open: daily April-Oct, 2-5pm; Nov-March on Sat and Sun, 2-4pm
Recreated medieval courtyard garden with herbs; Henry V was born in the castle; views over the Monnow Valley

Kymin, The
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Near Monmouth, Monmouthshire
Off the A4133
Open: year round
High hill above Wye River with landscaping, views, 18th century Round House, 1800 Naval Temple commemorating Battle of the Nile

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Laugharne Castle Gardens
On the Taf River estuary
Access from A4066 St Clears
Tel. 01554 890 104
Open: daily, April-end Sep, 10am-5pm
Cadw property; small restored Victorian garden in castle; roses, shrubs, lawns, raised walk; parking; shop; medieval castle transformed into an Elizabethan mansion; outer ward has large diamond-shaped curtain wall; gatehouse on north side; inner ward has two large round towers, connected by a Tudor hall; audio tour

Ciliau Aeron, Llanerchaeron
2.5 miles southeast of Aberaeron
On the A482
Tel. 01545 570 200
Open: weekends in March, April-Dec, daily; house 11.30am-5.30pm; farmland, shop, cafe, and garden 10.30am-5.30pm
National Trust property; rare survivor of a Welsh gentry estate; designed by John Nash in the 1890s; courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house; walled kitchen garden; pleasure grounds with restored lake and waterwheel; home farm is working organic one; walks; special events; parking; shop sells local products; NT gift shop; restaurant; picnic areas

Llangedwyn Hall
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Llangedwyn, Montgomeryshire
On B4396
Listed building; important 18th century formal terraced garden; walled gardens; part of a large estate

Talsarn, Lampeter
On B4337
Tel. 01570 470900
Open: National Garden Schemes open days
Four acre 1830 garden, redeveloped in 1980s; borders, roses, Italianate water garden, walled kitchen garden.

Llannerch Hall
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
St Asaph, Denbighshire
On the A55
Open: Cadw gives no details
Cadw property; listed building; one of most famous Welsh historic gardens designed by Mutton Davies in 1660, then Percy Cane in 1920

Lymore Park
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Montgomery, Montgomeryshire
On the B4385
Cadw property; 17th century deer and landscape park, ancient oaks, sweet chestnuts, late 18th century rare decoy pond

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Maesllwch Castle
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Glasbury, Radnorshire
On the A4078/B4350
Cadw property; several listed buildings; 19th century park, Victorian mock castle, kitchen garden, ancient fruit trees

Manorowen Walled Garden
On A487, one mile south of Goodwick
Tel. 0 1348 872 168
Open: daily, year round, no times given
Walled garden with historic gazebo; site of skirmish between French and Welsh in Napoleonic wars; refreshments; parking

Margam Park
Swansea, Gower, and the Vale of Neath
Port Talbot, Glamorgan
Off junction 38, M4
Open: year round
Georgian orangery, castle remains, abbey ruins; 19th century gardens and restored Japanese garden

Mathern Palace
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Mathern, just south of Chepstow, Monmouthshire, off the M48
Cadw property; listed building; medieval bishop’s palace with garden designed by H. A. Tipping

Mostyn Hall
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Mostyn, Denbighshire
On A548
Cadw property; listed building; 19th century parkland, drives, lodges, walks, garden, views, ancient lime avenue

Mounton House
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Mathern, just south of Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Off the M48
Cadw property; listed building; home of garden designer H. A. Tipping; Arts and Crafts style, gardens

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Nannau Garden and Park
Llanfachreth, Caernarfonshire
Off the A470
Cadw property; 18th century landscape park, deer park, walks, woodland, kitchen garden, ponds

Rhydyfelin, at Aberystwyth
On the A487
Tel. 01970 615403
Open: Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Sun from 2pm
Georgian landscaped park; lake, woodland walks, trees, walled garden, stable block, 19th century lodge.

National Botanic Garden of Wales
Middleton Hall, Llanarthne
Off the B4310
From the A48 between Carmarthen and Cross Hands, follow the signs
Tel. 0 1558 668 768
Fax. 0 1558 668 933
Open: April-end Oct, 10am-6pm; Nov-March, 10am-4:30pm
Garden used as educational facility for research, sustainability and conservation; centrepiece of the garden is Great Glasshouse—the largest single span glasshouse in the world at 328-ft (100m) long and 164-ft (50m) wide. 17,000 herbaceous plants run parallel to the wall of 200-year-old double walled garden; restaurant; shop are on the premises
For photos and more details see our article National Botanic Garden of Wales
Web: Garden of Wales

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Rhydlewis, Llandysul
Tel. 023975 493
Open: Easter-Sep, Wed, Fri, and Sun, 2-5pm
Five acre woodland garden; unusual trees and shrubs, azaleas and rhododendrons, terraced alpine gardens, herb gardens, summer plants; bog garden supports rare ducks

Llanfrothen, Caernarfonshire
On the B4410
Cadw property; 11th century stone built garden terraces, buildings, in 20th century park

Paxton’s Tower
On B4300, from Llanarthne
Tel. 01558 822800
Open: daylight hours
National Trust property; early 1800s banqueting hall on estate; views over Tywi valley

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Ruabon, just south of Wrexham
On the A483
Cadw property; early 19th century park, surviving complete

North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Nannerch, Flintshire
On A541
Cadw property; scheduled ancient monument (Penbedw Park stone circle); 17th-18th century park with grotto and pavilion

Llanegryn, Merionethshire
On A493
Circa 18th century landscape park, wooded riverside, country house, kitchen garden, rock garden, terrace.

Penlan-uchaf Farm Garden
Gwaun Valley, near Fishguard
On the A487
Tel. 0348 881388
Open: Easter-Nov, 10am-dusk
Hillside garden built around alpines and summer bedding plants; 12,000 spring bulbs, annuals and a raised herb garden

Picton Castle
Near Haverfordwest, on the A40
Tel. 01437 751326
Open: gardens and gallery, April-Oct, daily except Mon. 10:30am-5pm; also open National Garden Scheme open days
Forty acres of woodland gardens, walled garden, fountain

Swansea, Gower, and the Vale of Neath
Parc Tawe
Tel. 0 1792 474 555
Open: daily, 10am-5pm except last two weeks Jan
Tropical plants and animal (monkeys, reptiles, fish, insects, parakeets) in enclosed space in city centre; coffee shop; gift shop; admission charge

Plas Berw
Llanfihangel Esceifiog
Cadw property; early 17th century house, courtyard garden, ruins of 15th century house; deer park

Plas Brondanw Gardens
Llanfrothen, Gwynedd
Off the A4085, south of Beddgelert
Tel. 01766 770000
Open: year round, daily, 9.30am-5.30pm
Gardens surround house of Sir William Clough Ellis; developed over 70 years as romantic series of Italianate vistas with architectural focal points that include a folly and an orangery

Plas Gwynant
Beddgelert, Caernarfonshire
On the A4085
Cadw property. Early 19th century garden, parkland, woods, riverside walks, terraces, walled garden.

Plas Llangattock
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Llangattock, Powys
On A4077, northwest of Abergavenny
Cadw property; several listed buildings include gentry house and garden, 19th century curved greenhouse

Plas Llidiardau
Llanilar, Aberystwyth
On the B4575
Tel. 01974 241434
Open: National Garden Schemes open day
Seven-acre garden of Victorian house redeveloped; borders, rare shrubs, trees

Plas Newydd
On the A5
Tel. 0248 714795
Open: March-end Sep, daily except Sat, 12-5pm (11am-5pm in July and Aug); Oct-Nov, Fri and Sun, 12-5pm.
National Trust property; gardens in the grounds of the country house; informal plantings of shrubs, formal Italianate rose garden and seasonal rhododendron garden

Plas Newydd
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llangollen, Denbighshire
On A5 in the grounds of Plas Newydd House
Tel. 01978 861314
Open: daily April-end Oct, 10am-5pm
Woodland walk with Valle Crucis Abbey stone font; 19th century formal garden beds

Plas Penhelig
Aberdovey (Aberdyfi,) Gwynedd
On the A495
Tel. 065472 676
Open: end March-Oct, Wed-Sun, 2:30-5:30pm
Restored Edwardian garden encompassing seven acres of terraces, pools, fountains, lawns, orchards, rock garden and herbaceous borders plus azaleas, rhododendrons, tree-heather and roses; walled kitchen garden covers half an acre.

Plas Tan-Y-Bwlch
Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Caernarfonshire, on the A487
Open: daily except Christmas holidays, 10am-dusk
19th century terraced gardens noted for trees and rhododendrons; woodland walks

Aberdaron Gwynedd
Minor road from the B4413
Tel. 0758 88219
Open: April, Thu-Sun, 12-5pm; May-June, Thu-Mon, 12-5pm; July-Aug, Wed-Mon, 12-5pm; Sep, Thu-Mon, 12-5pm; Oct, Thu-Mon; 12-4pm; open BH
National Trust property; small medieval manor house with Georgian additions; garden with flowering shrubs and trees,
rhododendrons, azaleas, and magnolias, formal hedges and grassed pathways; National Trust enlarged the garden to include 150 acres of surrounding woodland with a snowdrop wood ornamental gardens and woodland; plant sales; shop; drinks only refreshments; parking

Powis Castle
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
One mile south of Welshpool, Montgomeryshire On the A483/458
Tel. 01938 551 944
Open: castle, garden, restaurant, shop various days and times depending on month of year. Check National Trust website or guidebook for full details
National Trust property; stately home and gardens with 700 years of continuous occupation; original building circa 1200; known as Pool Castle in medieval times; square tower is thought to be late Norman keep; 1668 gateway leads to altered Tudor lodgings and an Edwardian gatehouse; altered over 400 years; paintings, furniture, tapestries; Clive Museum; shop, restaurant; parking; herbaceous borders, woodland, orangery, terraces, clipped yews, old roses, unusual plants, fruit trees

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Roath Park
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
2 miles north of Cardiff city centre
Open: open site, all year
Late 19th century park with memorial to Scott of the Antarctic; trees, formal beds, wild area

Rock Park, The
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Llandrindod Wells, Powys
On the A483
Open: open site
Public park created for Victorian Pump Room; trees and walk

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Singleton Park
Swansea, Gower, and the Vale of Neath
Swansea, Glamorgan
Tel. 0 1792 298 637
Open: park and gardens, all year; botanical gardens 9-4:30 in winter, later in summer
19th century parkland and ornamental gardens; walled garden
For photos and more details see our article Clyne Gardens and Singleton Park

Soughton Hall
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Northop, Flintshire
North of Mold on A5119
Cadw property; listed building; 18th century lime avenue and parkland.

St Fagan’s Castle
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagan’s
Four miles west of Cardiff, Glamorgan
Off the A4232
Open: daily, year round except Christmas, 10am-5pm
Formal gardens, borders, knot-garden, terraces, lakes, roses set within the grounds of the outdoor museum

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Tredegar Park
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Two miles south of Newport, Glamorgan
Off the M4
Open: park 9am-dusk
18th century walled gardens with 17th century house (open), orangery, garden

Tretower Court Gardens
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Tretower village, off the A479
Five miles northwest of Crickhowell
Tel. 0 1874 730 279
Open: March,9am-4pm, Tue-Sun; April-end Sep, 10am-5pm; open BH Mondays
Cadw property; 15th century recreated garden with roses and period flowers by 15th century fortified manor house and medieval castle

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Upton Castle Gardens
Cosheston, near Pembroke, north of the A447
Near the Carew River
Tel. 01656 651782
Open: April-Oct, except Sat, 10am-5pm
Woodland garden with walks, terraces, rose garden

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Pentir, Caernarfonshire
On the B4366
Elizabethan garden, coastal park of 1820, formal gardens, kitchen garden, model farm, tower, boat house

Veddw House Garden
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Tel. 0 1291 650 836
Open: June-end Aug, Sun and BH, 2-5pm; groups by appointment June-Aug afternoons and evenings; special talks—see details on the website
Contemporary garden; two acres of woodland, two acres of ornamental gardens; perennials, clematis, rose border, brick paths, parterre of grasses in a pattern of box hedges, hosta walk, orchard, viburnum border, holly walk, magnolia walk, and much more; directions to garden and parking on their website.
Web: Veddw House Garden

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Walled Garden at Pigeonsford
Llangranog, on the B4334
Off the A487
Tel. 01239 654360
Open: Easter-end Oct, 10am-6pm
19th century walled garden with specialist plant nursery and stock garden, natural woodland, riverside walks

Dolbenmaen, Caernarfonshire
Off the A487
Cadw property; 19th-20th century landscaped gardens; 19th century hall, terraces, water garden.

8 miles north of Lampeter, on the B4342
Tel. 0570 470612
Open: May-early Sep, daily except Fri, 12-6pm
Wildlife garden with nature trail leading through hay meadows, woods, past ponds, and along a riverbank, where birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and wild flowers abound

Wyndcliffe Court
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
St Arvans, 3 miles north of Chepstow, Monmouthshire on the A466
Tel. 01291 622 352
Open: National Gardens Scheme open days
1920s Arts and Crafts garden with formal terraces, sunken garden, summer house, topiary yews, and views to Severn estuary

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