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The Royal Welsh Way, Llandudno, North Wales,
Wales, LL30 1RS



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2018-01-04 00:06:10

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
All year to patrons of the hotel only.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Yes as patrons of the hotel.

House Open for Viewing: Yes

For hotel patrons.

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

11th Aug.

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring and Summer

To see:
Admission Prices
Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
Garden Features & Events

Over 200 acres of its own parkland and beautiful gardens - both manicured and wild. Terrace Walk, the Ladies Walk, the Eastern Covert Walk or the Pydew Village Walk that lead to a Gothic Tower and the obleisk located on top of Pydew mountain.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

The Dining Room & 1620 Bistro at Bodysgallen.


In hotel at Bodysgallen

Inns & Pubs:

Queen's Head, Glanwydden
Groes Inn, Tyn-y-Groes

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Great orme

Description of Garden

Bodysgallen is situated on high ground on a peninsular facing south, with a series of descending terraces which have been carved out of the hillside. The house stands alone beside a broad stone pine with mottled bark and large pine cones, and the stone walls of the house are skirted with Cotoneaster microphyllus. The garden at Bodysgallen is well known for its 17th century box hedged parterre, which is colourfully planted with herbs. The lower gardens are surrounded by high stone walls, the largest of which encloses the rose garden, with a courtyard and lily pond at its upper level.

Outside the walled garden is a cascade which tumbles down the rocks, overshadowed by two large yew trees and crossed by narrow paths which lead back to the walled rose garden. The similarly enclosed kitchen garden has espalier-trained fruit trees hedging off the cut flower area, and walls are covered in wineberry and Chinese gooseberry. A slope covered in a hebe and rock rose collection, with a path lined in variegated Weigela florida and Saxifraga umbrosa, rises to the start of the Woodland Walk. This ancient natural wood is the site of the 18th century Ladies Terrace with views of Conwy Castle and the river valley.

The terrace shows off specimens of the rare native service tree and a massive chestnut. The walk through the woods continues to an uphill zig-zag path, leading to a fortified folly from which the elegant obelisk on Bodysgallen's highest point can be seen. The landscape of Bodysgallen remains unspoilt, protected by its own two hundred acres of farm and parkland, much as it has been for generations.

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