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Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn

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See plant species from all over the world originally grown from cuttings that arrived at Bodnant Garden more than a century ago. The world-famous garden here--which was developed around Bodnant House starting in 1874--provides spectacular views across Snowdonia National Park. This 32 hectare (80 acre) garden is split into two parts: the upper level surrounds the house and features Italianate terraces, specimen trees, and manicured lawns, with paths that take you to the lower level. Referred to as The Dell, the lower level is home to a wooded valley, wild garden, old mill, and even an enchanting spillway waterfall into the River Hiraethlyn. Enjoy fresh, local dishes at the Pavillion Tea Room, ice cream at The Kiosk, or home-baked scones and cakes at the Magnolia Tea Room. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bodnant Garden by using our Tal-y-Cafn trip app.
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  • Where do I begin? I visited here with my parents, (I have visited here before just after the relaxation of the Covid 19 house arrest, er sorry - lockdown....! The weather that was time awful, dark... 
    Where do I begin? I visited here with my parents, (I have visited here before just after the relaxation of the Covid 19 house arrest, er sorry - lockdown....! The weather that was time awful, dark...  more »
  • We joined a guided tour (Pat was our guide) which was tremendous. You get a potted history of the families who have owned the place and of the important flora. Some of the trees are spectacular and... 
    We joined a guided tour (Pat was our guide) which was tremendous. You get a potted history of the families who have owned the place and of the important flora. Some of the trees are spectacular and...  more »
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  • It was the first time I'd used a small mobility scooter the top area and roses where easy to navigate. I noticed larger scooters could get around quite well onto the lower terraces. You have to think of the drainage of the battery. So relaxing such lovely colours around you. It's so worth the visit. Our daughter and son in law visiting from Alberta Canada loved it all. We sat and relaxed on one of the benches after a nice picnic and waited for them to come back.
  • An amazing place to visit been in winter and summer. Grounds are well kept, walks and views are wonderful, really well looked after. Some places are a bit tricky if your disabled, but if a lovely day great place for a picnic. Shops and restaurants on site and in summer a small cafe open in the lower gardens. We had a ice-cream from cafe was best we have had. Also they do weddings as was one on when we visited.

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