Bodnant Gardens is one of the world’s great gardens. It sits above the river Conwy, with stunning views across Snowdonia. With huge Italianate terraces, expansive lawns and intimate corners, grand ponds and impressive terraces and a steep wooded valley and stream.
Portmerion is one of North Wales’ premier visitor attractions. Portmerion is a visual extravagance, an Italian fantasy village and set in 70 acres of subtropical woodland gardens, with easy to follow trails and coastal walks. It was also the location of 1960’s TV cult drama The Prisoner.
One of the UK’s finest mansion house settings on the banks of the Menai Strait with distant views of Snowdonia. Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, who commanded the cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo, the house features the largest collection of Rex Whistler works.
The Brondanw Estate lies between Snowdon and the sea. The gardens at Plas Brondanw are not as famous as the village of Portmerion, but many people consider them to be Clough’s most marvellous creation.
The historic gardens at Gwydir Castle represent an important example of the formal Renaissance garden of the Tudor and Stuart periods. The Old Dutch Garden is famous for its yew avenue of 22 huge yew trees, while the Knot Garden, in the Courtyard, was laid out in 1828 in the form of a Tudor Rose.
Though the true origins of the Ugly House remain shrouded in mystery, legend tells us that it was built in the 15th century as a ‘Ty Un Nos’ – or house built overnight. The once neglected 5 acres of garden and woodland now provide a pleasant and interesting walk.
The historic gardens include a formal Victorian parterre and the avenue, the Pleasance and the Dingle all cover about 8 acres. There’s also the Old Park and with the old brick and walled kitchen garden and Ice House.
Widely acclaimed as one of Britain’s finest historic houses, The Grade I listed gardens at Erddig were landscaped in the late 1700s. Today, it’s one of the most important surviving 18th century gardens in the UK, home to the National Ivy Collection and some very rare fruit trees.
Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that is still lived in today. Chirk Castle commands fine views over the surrounding countryside. The award-winning gardens contain clipped yews, herbaceous borders, shrub and rock gardens.
Originally built as a Medieval castle, rising dramatically above the celebrated garden. Powis Castle has been remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years and houses a magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries.
A hidden garden and described as one of North Wales best kept secrets. Plas Cadnant features three different gardens, a large walled garden, a picturesque valley garden with a stream and waterfall and an Outcrop Garden with a ruined folly.