Bodnant Garden (which is owned by the National Trust) is one of the most spectacular and admired gardens in Britain.
Bodnant Garden was voted the winner of “The National Trust Gardens Award” by National Trust members and visitors, and separately it was voted “The Favourite Garden in the Country” by Daily Telegraph readers.
It was created by successive generations of the McLaren family, but was primarily the creation of the 2nd Lord Aberconway (Henry McLaren) who gave it to the National Trust in 1949.
Highlights of the Garden include:
the grand formal Terraces facing south-west across the River Conwy to Snowdonia
the Pin Mill, an elegant Georgian building which in 1939 was moved from Gloucestershire to Bodnant Garden
the famous Laburnum Arch, a curved walk about 55 metres long covered with laburnum which produces a magnificent cascade of long yellow flowers in late May / early June
the Dell, a deep valley with numerous streams, towering trees and rhododendrons
the design of the Garden and the vast collection of plants, including four National Collections, which ensure colour and interest at all times
Bodnant Hall is privately owned & not part of the National Trust it is not open to the public.
Garden Tea Rooms
The licensed Pavilion Tea Room is located in the car park adjacent to the Garden entrance. Catering for a wide range of tastes and prepared to high standards of culinary excellence the menu covers light lunches and main meals, including vegetarian options, a variety of teas and coffees with a good range of soft drinks. The cake and pudding selection is always popular, and all food is freshly prepared using locally-grown food and ingredients.
The Magnolia Tea-room, near the Garden exit, serves tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes and sandwiches.
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