One thing on my Wales to-do list was to visit a National Trust Garden. I’m a big fan of gardens — I love to visit the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. I had always heard about these beautiful British gardens — and seen them on TV. Luckily, Bodnant Garden, which is considered one of the best, is near Llandudno, Wales, where I was staying.
Some of the National Trust Gardens also have an estate you can tour, but Bodnant Garden was donated without its house. But as you can see in the photos below, the gorgeous grounds more than make up for that. It feels very stately, and you can easily pretend that you’re the Earl of the environment. The most famous feature of the garden, Laburnum Arch, an 100-ft.-long “tunnel” covered in flowers, wasn’t in bloom when I was there last week; It blooms in May and June and it must be spectacular.