Bodnant Garden
The Formal Garden at Bodnant

We have several well known gardens within easy reach of Plas Efenechtyd.


One of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

The garden has two parts. The upper garden around Bodnant Hall consists of the terraced gardens and informal lawns shaded by trees.

The lower portion, known as the “Dell” is formed by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and contains the Wild garden.


Featured in cult ‘60s TV show The Prisoner Portmeirion is worth a visit for its garden alone.  It’s Italianate architecture, designed by Clough Williams-Ellis, and sea views make a wonderful setting. Huge conifers, Wellingtonia and Himalayan Firs from the mid-1800s are still there and Rhododendrons are going wild. Portmeirion is about an hour’s drive from Efenechtyd.


The country’s leading growers of Streptocarpus.

This well known nursery specialising in houseplants is just 15mins drive from here.


The Gardens North Wales map is a useful starting point for more information.