Wales is home to a plethora of fantastic attractions, from ancient castles and national parks to thriving wildlife centres and breath-taking beaches. However, alongside its natural landscapes, Wales is also home to a selection of beautiful gardens, all of which have been carefully maintained and preserved to rival their natural surroundings. Below, we’ve listed just six gardens to visit while holidaying in Wales:
Located just outside Conwy, the Bodnant Garden is one of Wales’ most famous gardens and draws visitors and locals alike all year round. The estate where the garden is situated is owned by the National Trust and is consequently kept in pristine condition, with an extensive variety of stunning flora and fauna on offer to view throughout the year.
Covering over 80 acres, this beautiful garden includes breathtaking topiary, carefully planted flower beds and borders, tranquil ponds and water features, all of which have been carefully placed to form a beautiful array of colours. Additionally, this exquisite garden is also home to over 16 UK Champion Trees, many of which exceed a height of 50 meters and contribute to the idyllic surroundings of this natural haven.
Colby Woodland Garden
For those staying in one of our Pembrokeshire glamping abodes, Colby Woodland Garden is a must. Set in the gorgeous green hills of a beautiful valley, this tranquil garden is the perfect place to explore with your partner, family or friends and has something for all ages to enjoy. Relish an adventurous woodland walk or stroll among the stunning selection of wildflowers in the garden’s open meadow, the perfect place for a picnic on a warm sunny day.
Cowbridge Physic Garden
One of many popular attractions in the quaint market town, Cowbridge Physic Garden dates back to the 18thcentury and has been carefully maintained by devoted volunteers who have successfully preserved the array of medicinal plants and herbs that have flourished here over the years. While locals frequent the garden to escape the hustle and bustle of busy town life, visitors can also enjoy a relaxing day out here, strolling amongst the plant life and exploring the winding gravel paths that lead around this modest garden.
Situated on the edge of Cardiff, these Edwardian gardens offer a peaceful haven away from the city centre and are always bursting with life, no matter what time of year you visit. Being part of a Grade I-listed property, the history of these majestic gardens is plain to see, with an extensive Arboretum, elaborate displays and a selection of regal water features being some of its most celebrated assets. With over 55 acres of vibrant florae to admire, a day spent here during your weekend of glamping or seven days in Wales is one you won’t forget!
Plas Brondanw Gardens
With the Snowdonia Mountains as its backdrop, Plas Brondanw Gardens are undoubtedly some of the most spectacular in the whole of Wales. Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in the early 20thcentury, the layout of these intricate gardens was predominantly influenced by Italian Renaissance architecture and offers a unique mix of dramatic features and romantic walkways where visitors can wander to gaze upon the beautiful surroundings of Snowdonia National Park. With delicately trimmed topiary, tree-lined paths and ancient stone walls to admire, the Plas Brondanw Gardens are a must for visitors!
Veddw House Garden
Located just above the Welsh border near Tintern, Veddw House Garden is a natural haven that oozes originality thanks to over 20 years of care and nurture by its owners, who have successfully transformed it into a natural haven with a contemporary twist. A maze of beautifully cut bushes, vibrant displays and winding walkways, you’d be mad not to visit this spot!
Will you be visiting any of these exquisite gardens during your glamping getaway to Wales? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Share your experiences by getting in touch on our social media channels. Alternatively, if you’re looking for more stunning locations to explore during your stay, check out these four beautiful castles in Wales.