by Katy Depledge
With intimate corners, enchanting woodlands and romantic terraces, there is much to discover at Bodnant Garden.
With over 80 acres to explore, you’ll be treated to formal gardens, wildflower meadows, water gardens and much more. The landscape has been carved and cared for, for hundreds of years and is now one of North Wales’s most popular attractions.
Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about visiting Bodnant Garden…
This world-class garden houses botanical collections from around the world. Bodnant Garden was created over 150 years ago due to the incredible vision of the McLaren Family and Puddle head gardeners.
Bodnant is a delight for all the senses, with plants collected from all corners of the globe.
Discover one of the finest rose gardens in Wales, walk through the breathtaking Laburnum Arch or take a stroll along the terrace and let your senses be overwhelmed with the sights and sounds that surround you.
To top it off, you’ll be surrounded by dramatic views of the Carneddau Mountains every step of the way.
The Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Garden is one of the highlights of this spectacular garden. The Laburnum Arch is a 55 metre-long avenue of golden flowers, created by Henry Pochin in 1880. The arch is believed to be the longest and oldest in Britain.
Today, the Laburnum Arch attracts 50,000 visitors across three weeks in May and June – when the arch flowers and creates a magical display.
Pre-booking tickets is highly recommended during this time as the gardens become very busy.
The gardens are open daily throughout the year, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
1st March – 31st October 2022
1st November 2022 – 28th February 2023
1st March – 31st October 2023
Feeling a little peckish after exploring Bodnant Garden? The Pavilion and Magnolia tearooms are open daily. Or enjoy a bite to eat from the takeaway riverside kiosk. The tearooms are open from 10:00 am until close.
Here’s a seven day forecast for Bodnant Garden, North Wales;
Prices for Bodnant Garden are subject to change.
If you’re wanting to visit the Laburnum Arch, then the best time to visit is late May to early June, when the spectacular display of yellow flowers are in full bloom.
However, there are many other seasonal displays and the garden boasts year-round colour – it truly is a special place all-year round.
Bodnant Garden is located in Conwy, North Wales.
The address is Tal-y-Cafn, near Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE and the gardens can easily be accessed from the A470 (signposted from the A55, junction 19)
Dogs are welcome on certain days to Bodnant Garden including Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from April to the end of September and then every day in autumn and winter (October to the end of March).
Please keep all dogs on a short, not extendable, lead at all times.
The Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Garden is a spectacular sight, but it needn’t be the only reason you visit. You could enjoy so many other excellent walks, activities and great places to eat too.
These holiday cottages close to Bodnant Garden might just tempt you to book a North Wales getaway…
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1 | Pets: Yes
This romantic cottage is situated along the quayside, underneath the magnificent Conwy Castle Walls. With panoramic views and easy access to the town’s pubs, restaurants and shops, Jasmin Cottage is the ideal place to base yourself when visiting Bodnant Gardens.
Sleeps: 11 | Bedrooms: 5 | Pets: Yes
A charming cottage in a rural location. Derwas is a stylish property situated in the rolling North Wales countryside. Spend your week climbing mountains, visiting historic market towns and, of course, exploring Bodnant Gardens! This large property is ideal for a family reunion in North Wales.
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Feeling inspired to spend more time in the outdoors after visiting Bodnant Garden? Here’s our guide to the best gardens in North Wales. Or discover the most beautiful places in Wales and immerse yourself in stunning Welsh scenery.
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