Explore Bodnant Gardens, Conwy, Wales
There's something so uniquely tranquil about wandering around the 80 acres of grounds at Bodnant Gardens in the truly lovely Conwy Valley in Wales. Think sweeping formal lawns and borders, graceful Italianate terraces and a romantic wild garden and pinetum in what is named The Dell. There's flowering interest across the seasons here with daffodils and bulbs coming to life in spring, rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias bursting forth in April and May and the famous Laburnum Arch and azaleas flowering in May and June. Come the soft summer months expect a dazzle of colour in the herbaceous borders, classic roses blooming, hydrangeas, water lilies and climbers. Autumn puts on a show all of its own though, with some spectacular colours. Bodnant is also the proud home of the National Collections of Rhododendron forrestii, magnolias, eucryphias and embothriums.