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Please ring or check website details before setting out for any of the following.
Dark green is recent information, mid green has not been verified. 


Anglesey Model Village and Gardens

Address: Newborough, Anglesey LL61 6RS
Telephone: 01248 44047
Opening Times: Early Easter - end October. Model village closes after the Easter school holidays until the end of April. Closed from mid Sep - re-open for the Oct half term


Bodelwyddan Castle

Address: bodelwyddan, denbighshire, LL18 5YA
Telephone: 01745 584060
Opening Times: 


Bodnant Gardens

Famous NT Gardens, significantly improved in the last decade. Further areas are being developed. Formal rose and herbaceous perrennial gardens, shrubs and herb garden and the extensive planting of The Dell, a river valley with soem of the best trees in north Wales.
Address: Tal-y-Cafn, (near Llandudno Junction) Conwy County, LL28 5RE
Telephone: 01492 650460

Opening Times: see website



Gardens include extensive lawns and topiary, a parterre and a recenrtly restores Pleasance. Teas available.
Address: Rhuddlan, Denbighshire LL18 5SB
Telephone: 01745 590414
Opening Times: Tues and Thurs 2pm - 5.30pm, June-September.  Also open other times by appointment for parties over 30.


Bodysgallen Hall

Address: Llandudno LL30 1RS
Telephone: 01492 584466
Opening Times: Please ring before travelling far


Caerau Uchaf Gardens

Address: Sarnau Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7LG
Telephone: 01678 530493
Opening Times: Open: from 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week through the season.  Please ring if you have any question


Centre for Alternative Technology

A lot of alternative technology features throughout this old quarry site, but also composting displays and plant areas concentrating on edible and useful plants
Address: (3 miles north of) Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ
Telephone: 01654 705950
Opening Times: daily 10am - 5:30pm (hours vary from November to March). Open 7 days a week except Christmas and New Year.


Chapel House Exotics

Address: Village Road, Northop Hall, Flintshire CH7 6HS
Telephone: 07840 868271
Opening Times: Open to the public on Saturdays and some Sundays  - please ring to check


Gwydir Castle

Address: Llanrwst, LL26 0PN
Telephone: 01492 641687
Opening Times: Group discount 10% groups over 30+. Closed occasionally on Saturdays for weddings - please phone for details. Limited openings at other times


Happy Valley

The Happy Valley is a beautiful tiered garden with many rare tropical plants and spectacular views. It is nestled in a sheltered hollow on the eastern side of the Great Orme. Listed by CADW as a public park it was dedicated to the town of Llandudno by Lord Mostyn in 1887. The lower slopes of the park consists manly of informal gardens
Address: The Great Orme, Happy Valley Road, Llandudno LL30 2QL
Opening Times: Open all year


Loggerheads Country Park

Address: Alyn Valley, 4 miles west of Mold
Telephone: 01352 810614
Opening Times: Open: All year


Parc Glyllifon

The garden at Glynllifon is Grade 1 listed by CADW. However the areas that are open to the public are mainly some shrubs and many trees - there is a Tree Trail leaflet listed all trees with a description. Follies and contemporary sculpture. Cafe, gallery and craft Centre.
Address: Llandwrog, Caernarfon, LL54 5DY
Telephone: 01286 830222
Opening Times:  see website


Plas Brondanw

Although not as famous as Portmeirion these gardens are thought by many people to be Clough's most marvelous creation.
Address: Llanfrothen, Gwynedd, LL48 6SW
Telephone: 01766 772772 or 07880 766741
Opening Times: All year 10am to 5pm
Entrance Fee: £3.50, accompanied children free.
Cafe: The Café at Plas Brondanw is open every weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5-00pm until the 24th of December, including additional festive opening times on the 18th,19th, 20th and 21st of December. In the New Year the café is completely closed until the first weekend in February 2012. After this it will open every weekend as above, until the 30th of March 2012.
Shop: The Plas Brondanw shop is supplied by local craftspeople, some of whom live on the Brondaw Estate. Plants are also for sale from the garden, including Clough Williams-Ellis roses, Susan Williams-Ellis roses and Portmeirion roses.


Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

A garden newly open to the public, gradually being restored
Address: Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5NH
Telephone: 01248 717007
Opening Times: The garden and tearoom will be open to the General Public on Sunday afternoons and Bank Holidays, 2pm-5pm from May to September, also Wednesdays 2pm-5pm during July and August. Entrance: £6.50, concessions £6, children (under 16) £2.


Plas yn Rhiw.

Views of Cardigan Bay from the garden. Welsh fruit orchard, woodland walks, beautiful ornamental garden.
Address: near Aberdaron, Rhiw, (Llŷn Peninsula), Gwynedd, LL41 3YU
Telephone: 01758 780219
Opening Times: see website


Plas Tan y Bwlch.

A Victorian formal garden and woodland featuring many Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Address: Maentwrog, Gwynedd, LL41 3YU
Telephone: 01766 772600
Opening Times: All year 10am to 4pm


Portmeirion Village & Castle Deudraeth Gardens

Address: Portmeirion, near Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER
Telephone: 01766 770000
Fax: 01766 770300
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Opening Times: All year 9:30am to 7:30pm, except Christmas Day.
Entrance Fee: £10 for adults, Children 4-16 £6.00, children under 4 free,; half-price after 3:30pm.
Cafe: stays open until 7pm during Easter , Whitsun and Summer School Holidays.
Shop: closed at 5:30pm


The Garden House

Address: Erbistock, Wrexham, LL13 0DL
Telephone: 01978 781149
Fax: 01978 781144
Website: www.
Opening Times: Open Thursdays & Fridays 10-5 and Sundays 2-5, Easter to the end of September. Other days, evenings or out of season by appointment.
[The Garden House no longer has a National Hydrangea Collection, although some plants may well remain in the gardens.]


Treborth Botanic Garden

Situated on the banks of the Menai Straits north Wales Botanic Garden is unknown by most. It has a diverse garden including collections of unusual cultivated plants, extensive ancient oak woodland, inter-tidal vegetation, small tropical, temperate and alpine glasshouses and wildflower meadows. There is no charge to the open areas, with access at most times.
Address: on road turning west just before the Menai Bridge on the Mainland side, Bangor, Gwynedd,

Opening Times: Open most of the year




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