Bodnant Garden - National Trust
Nr COLWYN BAY
Tel: 01492 650460
This stunning Garden has two distinct parts. The upper garden around Bodnant Hall (not NT) consists of the Terraces - there are five in all and Italianate in style featuring impressive buttressed walls and brick paths, curved steps, pergolas and lily ponds. Nearby are the formal lawns edged with gorgeous borders displaying a variety of herbaceous plants.
Below these is the lower part of the Garden; beneath a canopy of towering trees varieties of shrubs clothe the steeply sided banks of The Dell, where you will experience a different world. Here the little River Hiraethlyn tumbles over a waterfall and flows past hostas and hydrangeas. Wander through the Yew Dell and make your way to the recently-opened Far End with its small lake and boathouse.
Here at Bodnant Garden we grow a wide range of interesting and beautiful plants from all over the world, particularly China, North America, Europe and Japan that are suited to the Welsh climate and soil. As well as this, care has been taken to place the plants in such a way that they enhance each other and contribute to the general beauty of the Garden throughout the seasons.
An 80 acre paradise filled with plants collected by famous global explorers. In Spring enjoy swathes of daffodils, camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and azaleas with the Laburnum Arch flowering at the end of May/early June. Summer brings scented roses, water lilies, clematis, herbaceous beds and wildflower meadows, whilst Autumn features include a kaleidoscope of rich leaf colour and berries, with sparkling frosty landscapes in winter.
Take a tour around our site and enjoy the delights Bodnant Garden has to offer.
Members of the National Trust are admitted free on presentation of a valid membership card.
2016: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec: Gift Aid Adult £6.20, Child £3.11, Groups £4.78. March-Oct: Gift Aid Adult £12.38, Child £6.20, Groups £9.55.
- Cyclists welcome
- Licensed for civil marriages
- Walkers welcome
- In countryside
- Outdoor Attraction
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - There are some steep paths and steps within the garden.
- Assistance Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp / Level Access - Ramp access to the Pavilion tearoom, and an underpass from the car park to the garden entrance.
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Accessible by public transport
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site - Picnic tables in the car park and at the Far End near the Skating Pond.
- Approx length of visit - allow 3-4 hours to see most of the garden.
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free - Present your badge at Visitor Reception
- Booking essential - (for group visits)
- Groups Accepted - Pre-booking required.
- Major credit cards accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Min group size - (15)
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Dogs Accepted - (daily November-February, and from 5pm on Weds May-Aug)
- Family Fun - Children's events and activities throughout the year. Trails and Tracker Packs available from Visitor Reception.
- Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - A huge garden with interest and colour throughout the year; enjoy the changing seasons.
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
- Min group size numeric qualifier - (15)
- Wi-fi available
Map & Directions
We are 8 miles south of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay. From the A55 exit at junction 19 and follow the brown and white signs to Bodnant Garden.
* Open Jan-Feb daily 10-4pm; March-April daily 10-5pm; May-Aug daily 10-5pm (open until 8pm on Wednesdays); Sept-Oct daily 10-5pm; Nov-Dec daily 10-4pm (closed 23, 24, 25 December).