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Spanning more than 80 acres above the River Conwy, you can easily spend days exploring Bodnant Garden. The garden grows flora from all over the world, particularly from China, North America, and Japan.

Not only is the garden a sight in itself, but it also looks over the Snowdonia mountain range. Bodnant Garden is split into two parts, the upper garden surrounding Bodnant Hall, and the lower garden, called the “Dell.” The upper garden features manicured terraces and shaded lawns, perfect for a picnic or an afternoon stroll. The lower garden is shaped by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and encompasses Bodnant’s Wild Garden. Take a rest by the Dell’s waterfall and unwind in this haven for local creatures.

A visit to Bodnant Gardens is perfect for any season! Marvel at displays of daffodils and magnolias in early spring or meander through the 180 ft laburnum arch flowers in late May. Marvel at the tallest coastal redwoods in Britain or visit during fall to see a riotous display of fall colours.

At the centre of Bondant, stop by the Poem, a delicate mausoleum built as a final resting place for the Pochin family, who built Bodnant Gardens. Featuring stained-glass windows and pure white marble, every visitor should stop to admire the peace and serenity of this splendid monument building.

Stop by the information desk to grab a Family Trail Booklet, activity sheets, and explorer backpacks for younger visitors. Relax at the Pavilion Tearoom for afternoon tea while the kids are occupied by colouring sheets and crayons. Get up and about at the brand-new adventure playground – just for kids! While the kids play, stop by the heart of the estate. There lies Bodnant Garden Centre where you can buy works from local craftspeople. Spend part of your day exploring the local craft studios for local gems!

Tal-y-Cafn, nr Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE
Tel: 01492 650460
March – October, daily, 10.00 – 17.00,
November – December, daily, 11.00 – 15.00