4 beautiful gardens to visit in North Wales

North Wales is not only famous for Snowdonia and its stunning coastline… Sometimes tucked away or sometimes more obvious are a selection of outstanding gardens. With rare plants, impressively old trees and fantastic designs, nature puts on a show all year around in these beautiful havens. Spring brings trees full of bright leaves and flowers in full bloom, making the gardens a delight for all the senses. Our Wales holiday homes for sale will make the perfect base for you to come back and view the displays in every season. From the 27th May to the 11th of June is the North Wales festival of gardens where you get the opportunity to meet the head gardeners, gain gardening tips, view sculptures, art exhibitions, music and go on behind the scene tours of a range of impressive gardens in the area. All while spending the time with other enthusiast touring around some of the best kept and grand outdoor spaces. Below are some of the entries, not all mentioned are in the festival but are still more than worth a visit. Bodnant Garden, ConwyThese stunning gardens can be found in the historical town of Conwy, and were created and planted in 1874 with plants and trees from all over the world. Bodnant Gardens has one of Wales’ largest collection of UK Champion Trees, some are over 200 years old and proudly stand over 20 meters tall, if you needed something natural to put your size into perspective, this would do it! Marvel at their size and age, ponder about the changes in civilisations in their lifetime. Also within the garden grounds is an impressive example of a Laburnum Arch, said to be around 140 years old, during spring and summer it is filled with bright yellow flowers, creating a tunnel of colour. There are guided walks and talks available, taking you through the breath-taking gardens and a time table of workshops taking place throughout the year. Laburnum Arch in WalesPlas Brondanw, Gwynedd The Plas Brondanw Gardens are set in Snowdonia national park, originally designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis around 1550. The gardens have a remarkable woodland area with paths twisting and winding through them. You will come across the antique orangery which is full of citrus plants, infusing the air with fresh smells. As you wander around you will see sculptures, full flower beds and topiary. The café is set within the grounds and serves dishes made from local producers and growers, there is also a small gift shop with pieces from local artists. Erddig House, Wrexham After the crumbling building and overgrown gardens were handed to the National Trust in 1973 they have undergone extensive restoration and maintenance to restore the stately home and the gardens back to their former magnificence, for all the public to enjoy and discover the history. The gardens are continually being improved, with packed beds and ancient trees, nature here is abundant. A bonus for children when they visit is the opportunity to take to the tree tops on the estate, climbing some of the biggest at Erddig House, with harnesses and experienced climbers giving them advice and guidance to get to the canopies. orange and white flowers in garden The Great Orme, Llandudno The Happy Valley Gardens were created in 1887 and enlivened a retired quarry site. As you walk around the gardens you will see fantastic views of The Great Orme and the ocean. The Great Orme is a giant chunk of limestone which protrudes out of the sea to an impressive 207 metres above the sea level. The limestone cliff edge supports a variety of wild flora and fauna, including the resident goats who scale the cliff edge. You can either get a cable car to the summit or walk if you are feeling up to the challenge, once you get there, there are incredible views of the rock formation, and the sea will appear.

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