Combining grand formal terraces, meadows, woods and riverside dells, this renowned 80-acre hillside garden is Grade I listed. Created over the past 250 years, it’s a historic and horticultural treasure, filled with plants from around the world that provide year-round beauty. Highlights include camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons in spring, roses, waterlilies and flower borders in summer, rich autumn leaf colour, a stunning winter garden and many mature trees. One of the most important considerations when laying out a garden is light. At Bodnant, the Winter Garden is designed to capture the silvery light of midwinter with the low sun catching the plants and bringing their colours to light. It plays among the seedheads of the ornamental grasses and makes the bark of Tibetan cherries glow red. Fiery dogwoods are balanced by a rich variety of evergreens, providing the garden with both structure and texture. Daphnes and sarcococca, meanwhile, are fragrant even in the depths of winter. Bodnant really is a garden for all the senses.
Bodnant Garden in North Wales recently featured as the location for the 2020 film adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. It’s easy to see why. Around every corner there are enchanting discoveries to fill the visitor with childlike wonder. From the fantastical Waterfall Bridge to the shade of the Dell, the gardens have a magical and secluded feel, and this is truly a garden for all seasons. To quote Burnett: “And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed, and every morning revealed new miracles”.
Check before you travel
Before setting off, always check the garden’s website or call direct for up-to-date opening times and other ticket price options, and any one-off restrictions which may apply.
Always take your 2-for-1 Gardens card with you. If you’ve pre-booked your tickets under the 2-for-1 Gardens offer, show your card on the day to validate the booking.
Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2-for-1 Gardens card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.
Using your 2-for-1 card at Bodnant Garden
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- 2-for-1 Saving: £15. Offer not valid in May & June
Open all year
OFFER: Garden & grounds: 2-for-1 £15