Bodnant, Dell 3712

Tal y Cafn, Wales

Brief Description

The Dell lies in the steep stream valley of the Hiraethlyn. Generations of Aberconways have added to the planting so that the Dell is now a lush woodland and stream garden with a varied underplanting of shrubs, including rhododendrons.


The Dell started as a pinetum when Henry Pochin began planting exotic conifers there in the late-19th century. He also constructed and planted up rockeries and created pools and cascades.

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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details


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.

Civil Parish

  • Eglwysbach
Associated People


01443 336000

Official Website


  • The National Trust