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Set amongst glorious scenery that includes the mountains of Snowdonia, dramatic seascapes and ancient castles, North Wales is home to some outstanding gardens. One of the best is Plas Cadnant, which 20 years ago was an overgrown, abandoned wilderness of ivy and decrepit fruit trees. Its new owner has brought it back to life and, rather like Heligan in Cornwall, Plas Cadnant has emerged as a gem of a garden, full of interest.

Further highlights include the private garden of Maenen Hall with its dramatic views of Snowdonia; Bodnant Garden, with a range of beautiful plants from all over the world, and Portmeirion, the eccentric and rather surreal Italianate village which has been enhanced in recent years with improvements made to the gardens.

In May we visit the gardens of Mynydd Heulog and Plas yn Rhiw, while in August these are replaced by the gardens of Plas Newydd and Penrhyn Castle.

We will be guided by Tony Russell, former Head Forester at Westonbirt Arboretum, whose expertise and enthusiasm will add greatly to the enjoyment of this holiday.

Tour highlights:

  • The film-set surroundings of Portmeirion
  • Bodnant’s wide range of exotic plants
  • The stately gardens at Powis Castle in the Welsh Marches
  • The majestic mountains of Snowdonia, an ever-changing backdrop

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
07.30 21.30
Outside Luton Parkway Railway Station
09.15 20.00
Outside the Railway Station
10.15 19.00
Bus stop outside New Street Station
12.15 17.30

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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Tony Russell

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A former Head Forester at Westonbirt Arboretum, Tony Russell is widely regarded as one of Britain's leading authorities on trees and shrubs, having written 18 books and presented many programmes for both TV and radio.

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Laburnum arch in Bodnant
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  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
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10 May 2024 BNWA240510 10 May 2024 (Friday) 13 May 2024 (Monday) Tony Russell $1,115
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5 August 2024 BNWA240805 5 August 2024 (Monday) 8 August 2024 (Thursday) Tony Russell $1,115
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