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Bodnant Garden

A terrace and woodland garden set in the hills of Snowdonia. Edward Milner helped with the design, establishing a link with Joseph Paxton and JC Loudon. Tree planting began in the 'picturesque' 1790s. The first Lord Aberconway's father-in-law bought the estate in 1875, started the Dell garden and planted the laburnum tunnel - a famous sight in June. His grandson took charge of the estate in 1901, designed the terraced garden and became a keen plantsman. Clearly, he was inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. The second Lord Aberconway also started the collection of rhododendrons and magnolias, suscribed to plant-collecting expeditions, grew the seed and passed the enthusiasm to his son, the third Lord Aberconway. A Pin Mill was imported from the Cotswolds in 1938, for use as a garden pavilion on the Canal Terrace.
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Photograph © Bodnant Garden
Photograph © Pete Duxon
Photograph © Pete Duxon
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge

Tal-y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay, Gwynedd, Wales, LL28 5RE

Late February to late November. Daily. Open 10am to 5pm (4pm in November).

Adult £7.90 (includes voluntary gift aid donation), RHS and National Trust Members Free.

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