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1st Jan - 20th Feb, 11-4, Sat & Sun
21st Feb - 27th Feb, 11-4, daily
5th Mar - 30th Oct, 11-5.30, daily
31st Oct - 31st Dec, 11-4, daily
Themed tours at 11:30 and 12; free-flow from 12:30. Bakery, kitchen and laundry rooms only. Last admission to house one hour before closing. House and gardens closed 25 December. No electric light in the house; for close study of pictures and textiles avoid dull days, especially in March and October.
12th Mar - 30th Oct; daily; 12.30 - 4.30
Themed tours at 11:30 and 12; free-flow from 12:30.
31st Oct - 31st Dec; daily; 11 - 3.30
Bakery, kitchen and laundry rooms only. Last admission to house one hour before closing. House and gardens closed 25 December. No electric light in the house; for close study of pictures and textiles avoid dull days, especially in March and October.
Bedding plants fruit
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
House and gardens: adult £11 (£9.90), child £5.50 (£4.95), family £27.50 (£24.75).
Gardens and outbuildings only: adult £7 (£6.30), child £3.50 (£3.15), family £17.50 (£15.75)
Dogs on lead only and in car park and country park.
Atmospheric house and estate, vividly evoking its family and servants; A unique insight into servants' life in the 18th and 19th century; A completely furnished 18th-century large country house; One of the last surviving 18th-century gardens with a large walled garden and Victorian parterre; Extensive designed parkland and 13 miles of footpaths; Authentic demonstrations of restored historic machines; Horse-drawn carriage rides around the estate
Pant-yr-Ochain, Gresford N. of Wrexham Bull Inn, Shocklach
The neat pattern of paths, lawn, pleached limes, fruit trees, yews and hollies, and lines of Portugal laurels is complemented by a wide canal lined with lilies on the east side of the hall. The fruit trees are particularly important, both for decoration and for produce, and include many old varieties corresponding to a list of Erddig's wall fruits in 1718. Bulbs, especially daffodil varieties which date from the early 20th century, are planted beneath the fruit trees and in the borders. There are some wonderful specimen trees, including a Swamp Cypress and an avenue of Wellingtonias planted in the middle of the 19th century.
Owned by the Yorke family since 1718 and perhaps earlier, the garden represents one of the few relatively unaltered examples of a Dutch formal garden. A bird's eye view drawing of 1739 shows it very much as it is today, thanks to the re-construction work of the National Trust, though the Yorkes had introduced embellishments such as fountains in the parterre and a small Flower Garden in Victorian times. William Emes, who also worked at Chirk and Powis Castles nearby, modelled the landscape in the naturalistic style in the late 18th century and built the unique circular weir, known as The Cup and Saucer. The National Trust took over the property in 1973.