“One of the wonders of the world” Harold Nicolson
From its humble origins, Bodnant (which in Welsh means ‘dwelling by the stream’), this historic Grade 1 listed garden has become a must-visit attraction for garden lovers around the globe.
Nestled in the Conwy Valley, in the foothills of Snowdonia, the climate and soil – as well as the vision of five generations of one family – have shaped this garden into a world-class masterpiece.
With eighty acres that include elegant terraces, glades, dells and water gardens – and not least the famous laburnum arch – theatrical vistas await at every viewpoint.
Bodnant Garden was given into the care of the National Trust in 1949 and with their support and commitment to continue the legacy they are intent on making Bodnant accessible and enjoyed widely by all.
Iona McLaren grew up at Bodnant. She is now literary editor of The Telegraph.