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 & Shop: 1st January 2019 - 10th Feb, 10:00-16:00 Last entry 15:00 | 11th Feb - 31st March 10:00-17:00 Last entry 16:00 | 1st April - 29th Sept, 10:00-18:00 Last entry 17:00 | 30th Sept - 20th October, 10:00-17:00 Last entry 16:00 | 21st Oct - 31st Dec*, 10:00-16:00 Last entry 15:00 | *Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
House:1st January 2019 - 10th Feb, 12:00-15:30 Last entry 15:00 | 11th Feb - 20th October, 12:00-16:00 Last entry 15:30 | 21st Oct - 31st Dec*, 12:00-15:30 Last entry 15:00 |*Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Admission Rates: National Trust members: Free. Adults: £10.90 (Gift Aid £12.10), Children:£5.45, (Gift Aid £6.05)
Family: £27.50 (Gift Aid £31.00)
Group Rates: Advanced booking only. Minimum group size - 15. Adults: £10.30, Child: £5.15. Ask about Education Group Membership
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.