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Treborth Botanic Garden

The land was bought by the University of Wales in the 1960s. It is situated by the Menai Strait. There is a woodland garden, rock garden, bog garden, orchid house and waterfall. Sir Joseph Paxton designed a pleasure garden on this site in the 1840s but it was abandoned due to funding problems.
Photograph © Rob Parkin
Photograph © Rob Parkin
Photograph © Rob Parkin
Photograph © Rob Parkin


Our site was developed as a pleasure garden by the Chester and Holyhead Railway Company in the 1840s. The garden was laid out with Cascade, Lime Avenue, and other features, to the design of Sir Joseph Paxton of Crystal Palace fame. It was to be part of Britannia Park, a Victorian extravaganza with Grand Hotel, conservatories and station on the main railway line. But due to funding problems, the whole scheme was abandoned and the site reverted to pasture and woodland.

Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, LL57 2RQ

Dawn to dusk.

Free entry-donations welcomed!

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