Dyffryn Gardens, National Trust
A peaceful oasis on the outskirts of Cardiff, Dyffryn Gardens boasts 55 acres of Edwardian garden design with the partially restored Victorian mansion situated at the heart of the property. The gardens were brought under the management of the National Trust in 2012 and are part of an ongoing revival project to restore them to their original design whilst maintaining an evolving and experimental aspect to planting schemes. Considered by Cadw to be the best Edwardian gardens in Wales, the garden features a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms, including a paved court, Pompeian garden and herbaceous border.
The striking great lawn with its picturesque canal can be seen in all its glory from the upstairs of Dyffryn House. A glasshouse showcasing an impressive cacti and orchid collection can be found within the kitchen garden, which also provides a bountiful harvest of fruit and vegetables, supplying the on-site cafés.
Opening Times: Gardens: 1 Jan to 13 Feb 10am to 4pm last entry 3pm, 14 Feb to 19 March 10am to 5pm last entry 4pm, 20 Mar to 27 Sep 10am to 6pm last entry 5pm, 28 Sep to 1 Nov 10am to 5pm last entry 4pm, 2 Nov to 31 Dec 10am to 4pm last entry 3pm.
House: 1 Jan to 13 Feb 12pm to 3.30pm last entry 3pm, 14 Feb to 1 Nov 12pm to 4pm last entry 3.30pm, 2 Nov to 31 Dec 12pm to 3.30pm last entry 3pm.
Admission Rates: National Trust members: Free. Adult £12.00 (£13.20 gift aid), Child £6.00 (£6.60 gift aid) Family £30.00 (£33.00 gift aid)
Group Rates: Advanced booking only. (15 people or more). Adults: £11.40, Child: £5.70
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Facilities: Tea-rooms with indoor and courtyard seating, shop, onsite parking, dogs are allowed in the gardens on a short lead, children's play area, no bikes, trikes, skateboards, scooters or roller skates are allowed into the garden for safety reasons, baby-changing facilities available, majority of the gardens are wheelchair friendly, one electric car charging port is available in the main visitor car park.
Disabled Access: Courtesy wheelchairs available to hire. Call in advance to book. Disabled toilets available
Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 4+ hours.
Booking Contact: Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6SU
Tel: 02920 593328
Location: 7 miles west of Cardiff.
Updated: December 2019