Gardens of North Wales to visit this winter

If you’re holidaying in one of our North Wales caravan parks anytime soon, there are a range of beautiful gardens with an incredible rich and eventful history and heritage to be explored. Trees have been planted to mark royal romances from years ago and exotic guests and landscaped lawns could be responsible for North Wales becoming famous for its gardens. The diverse nature of the gardens mean they can be enjoyed all year round, making them a fantastic option for a peaceful morning or to walk off a heavy lunch whilst on your wintry break in Wales.  Bodnant Garden, Conwy Situated just above the River Conwy, looking across the valley at the Snowdonia range and spanning across some 80 acres of land. The garden is split into two parts and specialises in plants from China, North America, Europe and Japan that are suited to Welsh climates and soils. The Gardens are dog-friendly through the winter and rumour has it Father Christmas will be visiting the garden centre on weekends throughout December. Plas Newydd, Isle of Anglesey Set on the shores of the Menai Strait amidst stunningly sensational scenery, sits the elegant house, famous for its association with Rex Whistler and containing his charming romantic mural as well as a large exhibition of his works. The garden includes a fine spring garden and Australasian arboretum, with an understorey of shrubs and wild flowers, an Italianate-style summer terrace and massed hydrangeas. The views to Snowdon from here are quite simply outstanding, and could be the closest you can get to a white Christmas this year. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Gwynedd Acres of sloping lawns fill this wonderful research epicentre in the Snowdonia National Park. Rich with history, this garden encompasses a water garden, a Japanese garden and an azalea walk as well as an extensive wild life garden which forms the habitats of birds, insects, small mammals and wild flowers. For those with more time, an exploration of the 18th century house and stables might provide shelter on wet and windy days. The Great Orme, Llandudno This valley literally translates as ‘sea monster’ and there’s no questions as to why, as 207 metres of limestone emerges from the sea to create a spectacular spot with expanding views of the town below. A sloping walk of the peaceful landscaped gardens before picnicking under the ancient trees that tower above makes for the perfect day out in North Wales. There is a diverse range of wildlife on offer on the Orme, including the wild Kashmir goats with their shaggy white coats and magnificent horns.   Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbigshire The parkland consists of 260 acres including a formal garden, a maze and woodland areas. The gardens include an array of exotic plants and are part of a greater collection, including museums, exhibitions and a free touchscreen multimedia guide should the weather not be onside. Be sure to check out the Christmas at the Castle events, including a pantomime, for a great family day out. Plas yn Rhiw, Gwynedd The garden of flower power, these grounds will replenish your spirit and brighten up any grey days this winter in Wales. Now a national trust site, there are various public footpaths allowing you to explore the rare botany of a historic collection. As the leaves fall from the trees this winter, stunning coastal views are unveiled to be enjoyed by all. Christmas events are plentiful, and be sure to check out their festive trails as well as the opportunity to meet Father Christmas.

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