Aber Artro Hall
The Arts & Crafts period gardens at Aber Artro Hall have been lovingly restored and developed by Paul and Carolyn Morgan, with ten glorious gardens.
The natural lie of the land, with river, terraces, level areas, and the hills beyond, meant that in 1910 architect Charles Edward Bateman did not have to create separate garden "rooms" for variety and interest. They were already there. But the Morgans have added several new "rooms" - including a Japanese garden, with Zen gravel sea,an Italian courtyard garden, and a William Morris rose garden, laid out like a giant sheet of his Tulip Frieze wallpaper. The kitchen garden now has box-hedged parterres and a decorative wrought-iron fruit arbour. New this year is a 14-station Way of the Cross woodland walk.
For 2017 we turned two 17th-century cottages into a charming tea room overlooking the upper lawns. We serve coffee with home-made cakes, buffet lunches and afternoon teas.
Opening times: Open exclusively for group guided visits from April to September. Tuesday to Friday, from 11am - 5pm except for public open days during the Festival of Gardens North Wales. Special church, lay and tour group group openings on any day in Lent from Ash Wednesday, 1 March, to Good Friday, 14 April, for those wishing to follow the Way of the Cross woodland walk. These walks will be led by a lay reader. Please see website for details.
Admission rates: Group rate £6.50 including guided tour.
Facilities: Tea, coffee and choice of home-made cakes. Light lunches or full buffet lunch with wine by arrangement.
Disabled Access: Steeper parts of the garden (including Way of the Cross) not recommended for wheelchairs, but most of the garden "rooms " are level with an inclined drive between the upper and lower garden areas. Wheelchairs available for loan.
Toilet on site: Yes.
Tours: Yes. We specialise in group visits and welcome tourist groups.
Coach parking: Yes. Telephone 01341 241777 for directions.
Length of visit: 2 hours+
Booking contact: Paul Morgan, Aber Artro Hall, Llanbedr, Gwynedd LL45 2PA.
Telephone: 01341 241777
Facebook: Gardens at Aber Artro Hall
Location: One mile up the River Artro valley from the village of Llanbedr, which lies on the A496 between Harlech and Barmouth.