Aberglasney Gardens

Walled Garden at Aberglasney

One of the finest heritage gardens in Wales. Made famous by the TV series 'A Garden Lost in Time'. Covering some 10 acres, the gardens are divided into six different areas, ranging from walled and courtyard gardens to formal gardens with clipped topiary. Contains many rare and unusual plants, that provide all year round interest.

Opening times: all year, daily from 10am (closed Xmas)
Admission Charge
Location: Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, SA32 80H - Tel: 01558 6688998 -
Website: aberglasney.org
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Bedwellty House and Park

A lovely Grade II listed Regency villa in the Town of Tredegar. Once home to the Master of Tredegar Ironworks. It is set in a beautiful expanse of landscaped parkland and historic 19th-c gardens.

Opening times: all year, daily 10am to 5pm (closed Xmas) - Free Entry
Location: Tredegar, NP22 3XN - Tel: 01495 353370 - Website

Colby Woodland Garden

Beautiful woodland gardens designed to provide all year round interest. Renowned for its glorious displays of spring bulbs, rhododendrons, azaleas and hydrangeas.

Managed by National Trust*

Opening times: Mar~Nov, daily 10am to 5pm - Admission Charge
Location: SA67 8PP - Tel: 01834 811885 - Website

Dyffryn Gardens

Edwardian style Grade 1 Registered gardens, set in the lovely countryside of the Vale of Glamorgan. The Gardens offer a delightful family day out with a series of garden rooms, parkland and sweeping lawns, bordered by many rare and unusual trees. Laid-out by architect Thomas Mawson and plant collector Reginald Cory.

Calendar of Special Events. Run by the National Trust*

Opening times: Mar-Oct 10am to 6pm; Nov-Feb 11am to 4pm - Admission Charge*
Location: St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6SU - Tel: 029 2059 3328 - Website


Gnoll Estate Country Park

240 acres of landscaped parkland, meadows and woodland. Wide range of facilities including woodland walks, picnic areas, children's play area, adventure playground, golf course and coarse fishing.

Opening times: all year, daily from 10 (closed Xmas) - Free Entry (parking charges)
Location: Neath, SA11 3BS Tel: 01639 635808 - Website

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Fine grey stone Tudor manor house with magnificent period gardens. Hosts a living history museum set during the Civil War period.

Opening times: daily from 10 am (closed Mon, Nov-Feb and Xmas) - Admission Charge
Location: Gelligaer Rd, Nelson, CF46 6ER - Tel: 01443 412248 - Website

Margam Country Park

Historic buildings, Sculpture Park, Deer herd, walks and picnic sites. Adventure playground, Pony rides, putting and boating for the children to enjoy.

Opening times: all year - Free Entry (Parking Charges)
Location: On the A48, near Port Talbot - Tel: 0639 881635 - Website

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Great Glasshouse NBGW

Opened in 2000 the National Botanical Garden covers
over 500 acres of landscaped parkland, within the picturesque Towy Valley. The main feature of the garden is the Great Glasshouse containing many rare tropical species and endangered plants from around the world.

Opening times: all year, daily from 10am (closed Xmas)
Admission Charge
Location: Llanarthne, Camarthenshire, SA32 8HG - Tel: 01558 668768 - Website


Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park

Victorian country manor house located in the 60 acre grounds of Scolton Country Park. The park and gardens contain many fine specimen trees and shrubs. The house contains the Pembrokeshire's County Museum, with historic displays illustrating the heritage and natural history of Pembrokeshire.

Opening times: Easter~Oct, daily 10.30am to 5.30pm - Admission Charge
Location: Scolton Manor, Bethlehem, Haverfordwest, SA62 5QL - Tel: 01437 731328 - Website

Parc Howard Mansion and Gardens

Visit this historic manor set in 24 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland. The mansion contains a museum, which includes a first class collection of pottery and local paintings.

Opening times: Tue to Sat, times vary see website for details - Free Entry
Location: Llanelii, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3LJ - Tel: 01554 772029 - Website

Tredegar House & Park

One of the finest country houses in Wales. The ancestral home of the Morgans (Lords of Tredegar), who were the one of the richest families in Wales during the 17th-c. The National Trust took over this fine stone and red-brick property in 2011, and have since restored it to its original Glory, with authentic internal decor and period furnished rooms. The property is set in 90 acres of landscaped grounds and parkland, complete with a fine walled garden, orangery and a boating and fishing lake. Attractions include a children's farm, aquarium, bird garden and craft workshops. National Trust Property*

Opening times: Easter to Sept, Wed-Sun 11am to 4pm - Admission Charge*
Location: Tredegar House, Newport, NP10 8YW - Tel: 01633 815880 - Website
Facilities: Regular tours of the house, refreshments, lakeside walks and trails. Calendar of special events.

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