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Wonderful Garden

We visited during early autumn, the day was beautiful just right for walking around these lovely... read more

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Have never seen anything like these gardens in our lives. Raining and not spring time, when I can’t... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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80 acres of magnificent Garden in the beautiful Conwy Valley. Stunning collections of plants and trees from around the World, giving interest and colour throughout the seasons.Varied Events Programme offering something for everyone.
Tal-y-cafn | Colwyn Bay, Tal-y-Cafn LL28 5RE, Wales
+44 1492 650460
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Reviewed today

We visited during early autumn, the day was beautiful just right for walking around these lovely gardens. It was nice to see the labels on the plants which helped those not familiar with names. There were some steep paths to negotiate but there were plenty...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have never seen anything like these gardens in our lives. Raining and not spring time, when I can’t imagine the beauty, but my oh my, what a place. I think there are 80 acres???? Pouring rain didn’t deter us from walking as much as we...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

70 acres around a manor house which is still occupied. The garden is now owned by the government. Some steep spots. Need 2 hours to walk it all. Nice cafe near parking. Large retail garden center. Several specimen plants. Giant sequoias. If this review is...More

Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on October 7th. Weather was warm but cloudy. The trees are looking lovely,leaves changing colour. Very autumnal. A very enjoyable 3 hours spent walking around the beautiful woods and gardens admiring the trees and shrubs. Many of which are labelled to help people...More

Thank Eric 9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent almost two hours wandering through these beautiful gardens. Each turn presented us with another landscaping view or vignette. Even though the sun was not shining, the colors of the August flowers were fantastic. The home on the property is not open to the pubic,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a glorious day, we ate lunch in the cafe, food was ok but found the staff very unfriendly and unwelcoming . Good parking ,very hilly .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here late September, with many shrubs still in flower. Would like to visit again in the spring to see more plants in bloom. The gardens are very large with some nice flat areas in and around the private house. However to explore all would...More

1  Thank Richard2369
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the gardens at Bodnant so many times and each time it just seems to get better and better. The big conifers on the corner by the house have been removed and this opens up the view considerably, a big improvement. The gardens...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are NT members and spent a pleasant afternoon in these beautiful gardens. Autumn foliage just starting and it looked beautiful.

Thank taffUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in August. The weather was beautiful. However, this is the place to see all year round: the autumn mists, winter frosts and coming alive again in spring. So worth visiting again and again.

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24 July 2018|
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Response from mary c | Reviewed this property |
we did not rush and managed to see all of the gardens and wooded areas in 3 hours. hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
15 June 2018|
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Response from mary c | Reviewed this property |
seats are situated all around the gardens so there should not be a problem,
Margaret S
6 June 2018|
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Response from Harinder S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Margaret, there are no changes to ticket pricing no matter what time to arrive at the Gardens. Unless they there is some sort of promotion locally. Best is to call them and ask 01492 650460