Bodnant Gardens

Bodnant Gardens

Overview

There's 80 acres of magnificent gardens to explore, with lovely Italianate terraces, formal lawns and magical wooded valley.  From here there are stunning views across to northern Snowdonia.  Don't miss the magical 'Dell'.

Dogs are welcome for walkies on #WagWednesday evenings (17:00 to 20:00), from the beginning of April to the end of September.  During the low season, October to March, they are welcome during the day as well.

Neighbours at Bodnant Garden Centre have a range of plants propagated from the garden - the only place where you'll find genuine Bodnant specimens.  Why not take one home and grow in your own garden as a lasting reminder of your visit?

Visit the National Trust website

What makes it special

  • Wander around and through the lovely Italianate terraces
  • See the stunning views of Snowdonia

Opening Times

June 2019 - 09:00 to 17:00 (Wednesdays to 20:00) (tearoom to 18:00)

July to September - 10:00 to 17:00 (Wednesdays to 20:00) (tearoom from 09:00)

October - 10:00 to 17:00 (tearoom from 09:00)

November to December - 10:00 to 16:00

(The Tea-Room is outside the garden, and in the car park.)

Hostels nearby

YHA Conwy Local Image

YHA Conwy

Free wi-fi
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Games room
YHA Rowen Exterior

YHA Rowen

Parking
Private rooms available
Self-catering kitchen

Bodnant Gardens

Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE

Map references

OS Map: 115 & 116, and Explorer OL17

OS Grid Ref: SH801723

Lat/Lng: 53.23456, -3.797818

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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