Snowdonia is not only famous for it’s stunning scenery, but it is well known for it’s amazingly beautiful gardens too. You will find everything from award winning vegetable gardens, to wild gardens full of natural drama, as well as historically accurate gardens. The Gardens of Snowdonia located beside the sea, with a great rainfall, the area provides extremely favourable conditions for plants and trees, including the 18 record-breaking trees at Bodnant Garden. Snowdonia is the ideal place for gardeners, and also those who appreciate gardens, to visit.
A few gardens of note to visit include Bodnant, in Conwy, North Wales, which has lily ponds, formal lawns, as well as collections of Chinese, North American and Japanese plants. Plas Brondanw, Gwynedd, offers a section built in the mid-16th century, with yews, as well as an orangery. Nearby Portmeirion was first planted over 150 years ago, and boasts Himalayan Firs, Variegated Sycamores, as well as wonderful lakes and woodland. Plas yn Rhiw, again in Gwynedd, is now a National Trust site, where much rare botany can be found. As well as a massive choice of gardens you can visit, you can also browse nearby garden centres which offer local plants and unique gifts.
If you fancy taking a garden themed holiday or a short horticulture break, then a great place to stay is the Bryn Bella Guest house in North Wales. Our eco-friendly guest house offers stunning mountain views, as well as high quality accommodation, peace and comfort. Bryn Bella has a large rear garden that can be used by our guests. During the day it is a haven for birds, insects and small mammals. During the evening, when there is no cloud, the lack of light pollution means we get beautiful starry skies, which, combined with the sounds of the courting owls and the many bats, make it an enchanting place Bryn Bella Garden. It is a perfect base from which you can travel to all the gardens on your list, as well as asking us about our recommended sites. There is something for everyone, be it gardening enthusiasts, or those who enjoy walking around beautiful grounds – this is a wonderful way to experience outdoors Snowdonia without the hiking to the top of a mountain.
For more information on the Gardens of Snowdonia click here National Trust North Wales