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The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways boast some beautiful gardens at many of their stations. All are lovingly cared for by our staff, both paid and volunteer - even though the local sheep often view them as a handy place to eat!

Ensuring the stations stay smart and bright throughout the year might seem like a labour of love but it is also a chance for volunteers to come togetherand share their love of gardening whilst simultaneously helping make the railway a place to be proud of. Minffordd station garden is of particular note having a fascinating border the whole length of one platform containing a wealth of interesting and sometimes delicate plants, including the delightful Crinodendron, which enjoys the mild climate of this area.

And once you've finished exploring all the other stunning gardens in the local area, sit back on the train, relax with a glass of local brew or a warming cup of tea, and simply enjoy the scenery of the magnificent wild garden that is Snowdonia. The Vale of Ffestiniog enjoys a rich cluster of gardens and woodland making the area an ideal choice for gardeners and walkers alike. Many can be accessed using the Ffestiniog Railway.

Fact File

Opening times: Main operating period April - October. Check website for more details
Admission Rates: Journey costs vary please see website for more details
Group Rates: pre-booked groups welcome. See website for details.
Facilities: Ticket Office, Spooner's Café-Bar & Grill and Gift Shop at Porthmadog. Ticket Office and Gift Shop, De Winton's Café and exhibition area at Caernarfon. Woodland café and walks, Tan y Bwlch, Tickets and gift shop, Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Disabled Access: Yes, at main stations.
Toilets on site: Yes, at main stations and most trains.
Car/Coach Parking: Yes at most stations
Special Events: Full events programme throughout the year. Please see website.
Booking Contact: Book online or via Harbour station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF
Tel: 01766 516024
Email: enquiries@ffwhr.com
Website: http://www.festrail.co.uk
Location: Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Blaenau Ffestiniog - see website for details.

Gardens to Visit 2019