Use Places & People to search over 6,600 parks and gardens in the UK and 2,100 biographies of people associated with them. Image location: Bedgebury National Pinetum

Learn about the rich heritage of parks and gardens in Topics.
Image location: Powis Castle

Follow News & Events, updated regularly with the latest information affecting historic parks and gardens. Image location: Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Visit the Schools for ideas and activities to encourage the interest of children and young people in their local parks. Image location: Trentham

Join us as a volunteer and Research & Record historic parks and gardens in your area.
Image location: Cirencester Abbey

View the Illustrated Glossary which provides definitions and accompanying images for terms and concepts associated with historic parks and gardens. Image location: Pannett Park

Sites in Wales

  • Wales , Powys

    This is a garden of remembrance with a dedicatory plaque reading 'They gave their today for our tomorrow'. There is also a floral tribute to the dead.

  • Wales , Brecon

    The essential layout of the late-17th-century gardens at Abercynrig survives. There are formal walled garden enclosures typical of the period, formal and informal ponds, and water channels. The current planting dates largely from the early-20th century.

  • Wales , Aberdare

    Aberdare Park is a well-preserved Victorian public park, partly laid out by the eminent park and garden designer William Barron. As well as retaining most of its Victorian-built features, such as a bandstand and fountain, it has an attractive lake. Many of the original trees are now mature specimens.

    Aberdare Park Lodge, Aberdare Aberdare Park Lodge, Aberdare

  • Wales , Abergavenny

    The picturesque ruins of Abergavenny Castle are landscaped with 19th-century walks overlooking the Usk valley. In the late-19th century there were further garden developments and the castle walls were embellished with gazebos. All that remains of this phase is a level lawn and a raised rockery.

    Abergavenny Castle Abergavenny Castle

  • Wales , Abergavenny

    Abergavenny Priory Deer Park is a well-preserved medieval deer park laid out on the south-east flank of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Much of the boundary bank and ditch and some of boundary wall are still in place.

  • Wales , Llangathen

    After an extended period of neglect the house and gardens were taken over by a restoration trust in the 1990s, highly publicised, excavated and extensively restored using modern designers including Penelope Hobhouse and Hal Moggridge.

    Aberglasney, the alpinum Aberglasney, the alpinum

  • Wales , Penmaenpool

    Abergwynant is a small 19th-century garden and park with a kitchen garden and outbuildings, associated with a country house. The site seems to have undergone very little alteration. Part of the park is hilly and wooded with many walks. A densely planted shrubbery in the garden has a layout of water channels fed from a fishpond in the park.

  • Wales , South Wales

    Alexandra Park, Penarth is a well-preserved Edwardian urban public park. It is in an attractive location overlooking the Bristol Channel, retaining its layout and many of its original features.

    Alexandra Park, Penarth, war memorial Alexandra Park, Penarth, war memorial

  • Wales , Llanybydder

    Alltyrodyn has surviving ornamental pleasure grounds dating from around 1830-40. The gardens are on a grand scale and are contemporary with the house. There is also a rare bath house and large, well-preserved kitchen garden. The kitchen garden includes a flower garden compartment and orangery. The wooded grounds contain mature trees and look out over an attractive, unspoilt rural valley.

    Alltyrodin mansion Alltyrodin mansion

  • Wales , Llanybydder

    This is the kitchen garden at Alltyrodyn. At the south end it has a walled flower garden and along the western wall is a five-sided orangery.

    Part/component of: Alltyrodyn

  • Wales , Froncysyllte

    Argoed Hall has the remains of a mid-19th-century formal terraced garden and extensive woodland grounds laid out with numerous walks on a steep slope above the river Dee. There is an artificial lake on the flood plain.

  • Wales , Monmouth

    The informal gardens of lawns, woodland and shrubbery at The Argoed are set in a magnificent position overlooking the Wye valley. They are largely 19th-century gardens but some terracing and the walled garden may date from the 17th century.

  • Wales , Cowbridge

    Ash Hall is an early-18th-century house set within a park of the same date. The formal gardens of the early period were opened out in the later 18th century. Features include a kitchen garden, water garden (disused) and rose garden.

    Ash Hall in its setting Ash Hall in its setting

  • Wales , Rhewl

    Bachymbyd has the remains of a 17th-century walled garden with beeboles contemporary with the rebuilding of the house in 1666. There are further 20th-century developments in the garden.

  • Wales , Abergavenny

    Bailey Park is an urban park with a grand entrance with gates and railings at the south-east side. There is marginal ornamental planting of beeches, and evergreens with footpaths. The grassed central area incorporates playing fields, a bowling green and a bandstand. At the north end is a small formal garden, a disused lido dated 1939, and derelict greenhouses.

  • Wales , Tredegar

    Bedwellty Park is an early-19th-century urban landscape park, with particularly interesting rockwork, a well-preserved icehouse, and clumps of trees on artificial mounds. Recreational buildings and specimen tree planting date from the early-20th century.

    Bedwellty House, Tredegar Park Bedwellty House, Tredegar Park

  • Wales , Newport

    Beechwood Park is a late-19th-century urban park which has been altered very little. It consists of open areas with tree planting, woodland, terraces, recreation areas and a narrow ravine with ornamental water features. Thomas Mawson is likely to have been the designer.

    Beechwood Park, Newport, Wales, Narrow Ravine, 2008 Beechwood Park, Newport, Wales, Narrow Ravine, 2008

  • Wales , Newport

    Bellevue Park is the first public park designed by Thomas Mawson in 1893 and remains more or less intact. The park has many ornamental trees from Mawson's time and later. There is a tea pavilion with terraces and an ornamental water garden in a ravine with Pulhamite rockwork, pools and cascades.

    Childrens' Play Area, Belle Vue Park, Newport, Wales, 2007 Childrens' Play Area, Belle Vue Park, Newport, Wales, 2007

  • Wales , Conwy

    Benarth Hall has an early-20th-century layout set in older woodland and parkland overlooking Colwyn Bay. Extensive early-19th-century walled kitchen gardens are associated with the late-18th-century house. Twentieth-century additions include a rockery with a pond, and a rose garden.

  • Wales , Newbridge on Usk

    Bertholey House is set in an early-19th-century landscape park. There are also remnants of a contemporary pleasure garden and walled kitchen garden and a late-19th-century wild woodland garden in Garden Wood to the north of the house.