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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  • We came here last year, but it was shut due to gale force winds at the time, prior to that we visited here in about 2008 and this visit brought back all the wonderful memories of that visit. The garde...  more »
  • Wow!! leaves you breathless! It is well looked after ... fantastic trees. ponds ... bridges ... falls!! 12 pounds but definitely worth it! It seems to be in a movie.
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  • a real English garden! rich, lush, beautifully landscaped. Close to the sea but also by the mountains of Snowdonia. Really worth to visit these beautiful gardens, getting lost between streams, rich vegetation and greenhouses british style
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  • Say hi to George the Peacock! We went when the yellow archway was in bloom, and it was totally worth seeing. We spent half a day here, and the bus to get there wasn't too difficult from conwy. It is definitely a must see when you are in the area.

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