National Trust - Bodnant Gardens

Let me take you for a walk through the garden.  Not our garden but the lovely gardens at Bodnant in North Wales.  We love this place and like to go every opportunity we get. It's looked after by the National Trust and there is always something to see whatever time of year you go.  It's definitely on my list of places to go and re-charge.

Unfortunately it's closed at the moment so we'll have to wait for our next visit.

The Wisteria is an amazing shade of purple.

Chilean Fire Bush

Blue Poppy of the Himalayas.

Reflection pond.

The old mill, which is now a coffee shop is nestled in the middle of trees and streams.


From the NT website

The Laburnum Arch which blooms in May every year.  This year I believe it was  a little late due to the weather.

The lake at the top of the gardens.

View from the house. On a clear days you can see right over the Welsh hills. 

The house and wider estate isn't actually part of the gardens and is privately owned by the McLaren/Aberconway family.  The gardens were given to the National Trust in 1949.

You can read more about the gardens here.


  1. It looks like a lovely place to visit - let's hope maybe you do get another visit in before the year is out! It seems as if this is a very good year for wisteria, I've seen so many beautiful displays when we've been out on our walks.

    1. I love wisteria but it does tend to go a bit "leggy"

  2. Oh Liz that was a beautiful outing, thanks for taking us along. Blue Poppies! I know they are really difficult to grow outside of their native Himalayas garden ... there's a place in Quebec that has them, and I have always wanted to visit there ... umm. New bucket item. Maybe before the summer is over you'll get another visit these gardens & sit & have tea in that lovely old mill.

    1. The National Trust has just said that they are opening some gardens from 3 June so fingers crossed this is one of them.

  3. What a stunning place, where you certainly could be alone with your thoughts and perhaps gain a little clarity while enjoying the wonder of nature.

    1. The National trust takes care of hundreds of sites all across the UK. We are lucky to have so many close to where we live.


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