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Dyffryn Gardens, National Trust

A peaceful oasis on the outskirts of Cardiff, Dyffryn Gardens boasts 55 acres of exceptional Edwardian garden design with the magnificent Victorian Dyffryn House situated at the heart of the property.

Considered by Cadw to be the best Edwardian gardens in Wales, the National Trust site 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.

Offering an exotic feel to the gardens with all year round colour is the 22 acre arboretum on the east side of the property, holding one of the most significant collections of trees in the National Trust. This substantial tree garden is undergoing development as part of a 5 year revival project to protect unique and rare specimen trees within the arboretum, including a number of Champion Trees.

Open from 10am every day except for Christmas and Boxing Day, there is ample opportunity to explore the gardens with their experimental themes, taste the produce in the cafés and shop at reception. Their regular programme of events also means that there are plenty of things to see and do.

Fact File

Opening Times:
Gardens & Shop: 1st January 2018 - 25th Feb, 10:00-16:00 | 26th Feb - 25th March, 10:00-17:00 |
26th March - 30th Sept, 10:00-18:00 | 1st Oct - 4th November, 10:00-17:00 |
5th Nov - 31st Dec*, 10:00-16:00 | *Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
House: 1st January 2018 - 25th Feb, 12:00-15:30 | 26th Feb - 25th March, 12:00-16:00 |
26th March - 30th Sept, 12:00-16:00 | 1st Oct - 4th November, 12:00-16:00 |
5th Nov - 31st Dec*, 12:00-15:30 | *Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Admission Rates: National Trust members: Free. Adults: £9.90 (Gift Aid £11.00), Children:£4.95, (Gift Aid £5.50) Family: £25 (Gift Aid £28.00)
Group Rates: Advanced booking only. Minimum group size - 15. Adults: £8.70, Child: £4.35. 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.

Updated 14/12/2017

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