World-famous garden home to National Collections and Champion Trees, just 11 minutes from Bodysgallen Hall
While staying at Bodysgallen Hall, take the opportunity to visit other National Trust properties nearby. One not to be missed is Bodnant Garden, a historic Grade 1 listed horticultural gem.
Bodnant was established in 1874 by scientist, businessman and politician Henry Pochin. Plants have been collected and brought to Britain from far afield, and with the vision of the McLaren family and Puddle head gardeners, the gardens set on a hillside and covering over 80 acres have become a haven of rarity and beauty.
Grand, flower-filled terraces, manicured lawns, wildflower meadows, dells of water gardens and towering trees - Bodnant is many gardens in one. Famous for its grand laburnum arch built in 1880, Bodnant was also the first to introduce magnolias from China and is home to a magnificent variety of rhododendron hybrids and camellias. It also boasts Wales' largest collection of UK Champion Trees, which provide a year-round spectacle.