See a rainbow of colour at this year’s North Wales Festival of Gardens

There will be a burst of colour as the North Wales Festival of Gardens returns this year, with gardens near our Wales caravans for sale opening their gates to the public. The 16-day garden festival takes place from May 27th until June 11th and will see a whopping 24 gardens welcome visitors to North Wales with an estimated £2 million expected to be generated for the local economy. Last year’s Festival of Gardens North Wales ran for 11-days which brought in almost 44,000 visitors to North Wales; this year’s event has an extra 5-days, so is expected to be even bigger, with the dates also coinciding with flowers and plants that bloom in late spring making for an extra colourful display. Jim Jones, North Wales’s Tourism managing director said: “North Wales has some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK and this event is all about showing them off to as many people as possible. The festival has been extensively marketed and we expect to attract thousands of visitors.” It’s not just gorgeous nature displays that will be on offer, there are also over 100 fun filled activities on offer at the gardens, with something for everybody, from informative talks, plant nurseries, vintage car races and great musical performances from local and international bands. Due to the festival running during the school holidays this will be give you the chance to get out and about with the little ones as there will entertaining activities such as treasure hunts and orienteering for the children. Peter Gibbs, the former TV weatherman who now hosts Gardener’s Question Time on BBC Radio, will mark the opening of the even at Plas Tan y Bwlch gardens, near Maentwrog, adding: “A lot of people, including gardeners, don’t realise how many different gardens there are in North Wales. Apart from the large, well known National Trust ones there are also lots of fantastic smaller gardens and without this sort of festival they wouldn’t get noticed by the kind of people who would really enjoy them. “For instance, there’s Crug Farm Plants near Caernarfon which features many plants you just don’t see anywhere else. “The couple who run it, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones, have brought in plants from places like Taiwan which grow at altitude. Some of them are absolutely unique.” Read below to see the full list of gardens participating in this wonderful event near our North Wales caravan parks.  Gwynedd Plas Yn Rhiw, PwllheliCaerau Uchaf, BalaTreborth Botanic Garden, BangorCrug Farm Plants, CaernarfonParc Glynllifon, CaernarfonAber Arto Hall, LlanbedrPlas Glyn y Weddw, LlanbedrogPlan Tan y Blwch, near MaentwrogPortmeirion, PenrhyndeudraethPlas Brondanw, PenrhyndeudraethNanhoron, Pwllheli Anglesey Plas Newydd, LlanfairpwllPlas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, Menai Bridge. Denbighshire Plas Newydd, LlangollenBodrhyddan Hall Gardens, RhylNantclwyd y Dre, RuthinDibleys Nuseries, near Ruthin. Powys Powis Castle and Gardens, near WelshpoolCentre for Alternative Technology, MachynllethThe Dingle Garden, Welshpool. Wrexham Chirk Castle, ChirkErddig Hall and Estate, Wrexham. Conwy Bodnant Garden, Tal y CafnGwrych Castle, Abergele (open on May 27-29). Other articles you may also want to read:Razorlight to perform at North Wales’s newest festival  Hysterical comedy events happening in North Wales  

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