Wales is famous for its open spaces and lush scenery – and where better to enjoy them than in one of its country parks? Whether you’re looking for classic landscaped grounds, wild orchards, or even a taste of the exotic, there’s lots to discover in these award-winning Welsh gardens.
From botanic gardens that will delight scientists and artists alike, to the sprawling estates that form the backdrop to manors and medieval castles, Wales boasts some of the most beautiful parkland in the world. Wherever you choose to visit, you’ll find a sense of peace that only nature can bring – no matter how close you might be to the hustle and bustle of Cardiff or Swansea.
If you’re a keen gardener, you can’t miss a trip to Llanover House Garden in Abergavenny. Spanning 15 acres, its colourful borders, avenues of trees, and private pond are a haven for wildlife and visitors alike. And if you’re not so green-fingered? The tumbling cascade and bridges of Gnoll Estate in Neath are the perfect setting for a walk, whatever the season may be.
Want to find out more about the parks and gardens in South Wales? At Wales.org, you can find all the information you need to plan your next trip. From an Elizabethan cloister garden to Lord Nelson’s Monmouth beauty spot, get ready to walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest figures – while making memories that are all your own.