A Visit to Bodnant Garden in Wales


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.

3 Responses to A Visit to Bodnant Garden in Wales

  1. Stephanie September 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    I love that top picture. The National Trust maintains some of the most amazing gardens. I haven’t been to any of the welsh ones but some of the ones outside of London are just amazing.

  2. Amy September 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm #

    That is a beautiful picture of the reflection. I love the abstract looking pictures. Not just ones that are a picture of the tree but the tree from reflecting off a window or an arch on a building not just th ebuilding. Keep the creative photos coming.

  3. PeggyCoonley/Serendipity Traveler September 28, 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    Serendipity Traveler includes many National Trust and
    Royal Horticultural Society properties on our women’s
    travel tours. I am further inspired to include gardens in Wales. Thanks!

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