Plas Tan y Bwlch
Discover the beautiful gardens of Plas Tan y Bwlch, a spectacular Victorian garden nestled in dramatic mountain scenery within the Snowdonia National Park. Covering 13 acres, this garden for all seasons hosts a variety of rhododendrons and azaleas in spring, including a 120-year-old rhododendron tunnel. In summer the flowers of the South-facing sunny borders are a delight and autumn leaf-colours are not to be missed.
Visitors also have the opportunity to view parts of the garden undergoing a fascinating restoration following extensive storm damage in February 2014. Overlooking the garden is a dramatic Victorian-Gothic mansion that was once home to wealthy slate quarry owners the Oakeley family. Now run as the Snowdonia National Park Authority's study centre, it is possible for groups to look inside this historic building.
The Dwyryd Tea Room offers selections of tea, coffee, light lunches and homemade cakes (which are simply delicious), as well as stunning views across nearby mountains, rivers and Maentwrog village.
Opening times: Gardens - throughout the year 10.00am - 4.00pm,
Dwyryd Tea Room - Easter to October 11.00am - 4.00pm
Admission rates: Free
Group rates: Please phone for details
Facilities: Tea room. Courses and events available, refer to website for details
Disabled access: Yes
Toilets on site: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of visit: 1 - 2 hours
Special Events: Volunteer days, garden and woodland tours and evening events refer to website for details
Booking contact: Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3YU
Telephone: 01766 772 600
Location: Plas Tan y Bwlch is located approximately 6 miles east from the coastal town of Porthmadog on the A487