World-famous garden noted for its botanical collections
One of the world's most spectacular gardens, Bodnant is situated above the River Conwy, with stunning views across Snowdonia. Begun in 1875, Bodnant is the creation of four generations of Aberconways and features huge Italianate terraces and formal lawns on its upper level, with a wooded valley, stream and wild garden below. There are dramatic colours throughout the season, with fine collections of rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias in early spring, and the spectacular laburnum arch, a 55yd tunnel of golden blooms, from mid-May to early June. Herbaceous borders, roses, hydrangeas, water lilies and clematis delight throughout the summer, with superb autumn colours during October
Name and credits for images of Bodnant Garden
Description of image - View from the Croquet Terrace towards the lily pond at Bodnant Garden with the range of Snowdonia beyond the Conwy Valley in autumn.
Credit for photograph: Stephen Robson
Copyright: ©NTPL/Stephen Robson
Description of image - Spring sunlight streaming through trees at Bodnant Garden casting strong shadows on grass below.
Credit for photograph: Ian Shaw
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Copyright: ©NTPL/Ian Shaw