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Bodnant

Introduction

Situated above the River Conwy with views across to Snowdonia, the gardens at Bodnant are associated with a late-18th-century house and consist of two main areas. The first is the Dell, a woodland garden in a steep stream valley, developed from the late-19th century, and the second is the grand formal terraces executed in the early-20th century. There are several national plant collections in the garden including a noted one of rhododendrons.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

The gardens are open daily from February to November. For more information visit the National Trust website.

Directions

Bodnant Garden is on the east side of the Conwy Valley off the A470 road, 7 miles south of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay and 7 miles north of Llanrwst. Bus service Arriva 25 runs from Llandudno. The nearest station is Tal y Cafn. Bodnant is 2 miles off the Conwy Valley Cycle Route.

Owners

The National Trust

History

Period

  • Late 18th Century
  • 18th Century
Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: PGW(Gd)5(CON)
  • Grade: I
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Furnace Mill
  • Grade: II

Features

  • Mausoleum
  • Lawn
  • Pond
  • Garden Terrace
  • Stream
  • Arch
  • Description: Laburnum arch.
Key Information

Type

Country Estate

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Principal Building

Detached House

Period

Late 18th Century

Survival

Extant

Hectares

32

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Eglwysbach

References

References