With its formal flower-filled terraces, wilder waterside dells, informal shrub borders, meadows and woods, Bodnant Garden is one of the finest gardens in the country. This Grade 1 listed garden is not only known for its magnificent collections of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias but also for its idyllic setting above the River Conwy with extensive views of the Snowdonia range.
Visit in early Spring (March and April) and be rewarded by the sight of carpets of golden daffodils and other spring bulbs, as well as the beautiful blooms of the magnolias, camellias and flowering cherries.
The spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas will delight from mid April until late May, whilst the famous original Laburnum Arch is an overwhelming mass of yellow blooms from mid-may to mid-June.
The herbaceous borders, roses, hydrangeas, clematis and water liles flower from the middle of June until September. With outstanding autumn colours and the Winter Garden, Bodnant is truly a garden for all the seasons. Around 60 formerly private acres have been opened to the public in the last five years - including award-winning garden renovations - and with new areas to come in 2018, 2019 and 2020 there's more to see than ever before.
Picture: Howard Rice/David Austin Roses
Opening Times: January, February, November and December (closed 24, 25, 26 Dec) daily 10-4pm;
March to October daily 10-5pm.
Early Bird opening from 9am in May and June and late night opening to 8pm on Wednesday evenings, from beginning of April to end of September.
Admission Rates: Please see website for 2018 rates.
Groups Rates: Discounted rates for group bookings.
Facilities: Tearoom, NT Shop, Car & Coach Park. Garden Centre, Art & Craft Studios (Not NT).
Disabled Access: Yes accessible toilet and parking on site. Wheelchairs on loan.
Tours/Events: Phone for details
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 3 hours +
Booking Contact: Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, Nr Colwyn Bay, Conwy. LL28 5RE
Telephone: 01492 650460
Location: 8 miles south of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay just off A470, signposted from the A55, exit at junction 19.