A region of recognised natural beauty and wonder, it’s little wonder that North Wales has become one of the agricultural hotspots of the country with their being such a varied range of gorgeous public gardens which are each more stunning than the last.
To cram in all of the gardens of North Wales would be quite the task so here are just a select few of the favourites.
The brain behind the unique architecture of Portmeirion is also the brain behind this garden located just a short journey away from the village itself.
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis turns a conventional blueprint on its head and that’s the case here as this project which spanned a lifetime with the brilliant juxtaposition of the atmosphere against the landscape.
Plas Tan y Bwlch, Snowdonia
A country house which was pioneering in many ways, this Victorian-style abode has architectural wonder and the garden to match.
A splash of colour here and a striking contrast there really draws the eye to these gardens and it’s a popular destination for tourists year on year. Azalea and rhododendron are everywhere you look and it must surely be one of the most superbly-maintained gardens across all of Britain.
Erddig Hall, Wrexham
One of the most irrepressible country houses in all of Wales which spans over one thousand acres of rich, fertile land, this landmark has major pulling power for any traveller.
Since the 18th century, the quality of the garden has been of the highest order with each detail taken care of by the dedicated specialists. The ideals of the Victorian age are almost palpable as you venture around its greens and is a guided tour which you simply cannot miss.
Bodnant Garden, Conwy
As gardens go, this must be one of the most diverse and eclectic you’ll find anywhere as it has roots in many places across the globe.
A continent sourced collection, there are so many assortments of different flowers and plants to take your eye at Bodnant Garden with the pool lending itself beautifully to the aura of the area. Not to be missed is the change in colour of the shrubbery as the seasons progress, making the whole garden take on a different personality.
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