Monday, April 2, 2012

Bodnant Garden

 The Bodnant Garden, located in Conwy Wales, is considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens in the United Kingdom.

 

The garden covers eighty acres, and is situated on property that surrounds the Bodnant House.  The gardens were first laid out by Henry Davis Pochin, an industrial chemist, in 1874.

 There are two parts to the garden - an upper part which consists of terraced gardens, clipped box hedges, and ornamental ponds, and a lower part, also known as the "Dell," which consists of wildflowers and two-hundred year old trees.  If you visit, be sure to look for the tallest redwood in the United Kingdom.

   The garden is open daily from March 1 to early November.  Admission is 8.95 British pounds for adults and 4.48 British pounds for children.

25 comments:

  1. I would love to visit that garden! Maybe one day...

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    1. Put it on your bucket list!

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    2. I wanna go. I wanna go. So gorgeous. Great idea for A to Z.

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  2. These photos are lovely. The purple hydrangeas are stunning. They don't grow very well here in Wyoming.

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    1. LOL, No, I suppose hydrangeas wouldn't grow so well where you live!

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  3. I love this garden too and if I was doing this blog as a gardens one would have chosen it. Hope you have Hidcote garden for H!! great photos by the way!

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    1. I wasn't planning the Hidcote garden, but I may consider it just for you!

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  4. I love the beautiful stairs made of stone and are those hydrangeas? I never think of our flowers as being in other places...lovely post and a great B!

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    1. Yes, they are hydrangeas. Glad you enjoyed the post!

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  5. I love your garden pictures. Have you seen all these places or just researched them?

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    1. I have seen many of the gardens (like this one). Others, I have researched. The ones I haven't seen are on my list of places to visit!

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  6. What a gorgeous and surreal garden. I didn't know there were redwoods in England! I like the canopy. I could probably sit under there for hours and just write.

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    1. The gardens actually feature a lot of plants that are not native to the UK. The redwoods are one of them. Yes, it would be a good place to sit and write!

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  7. What a lovely garden! I'm here from the A-to-Z!

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  8. That's so beautiful. Once again, I wish I lived somewhere more verdant...you know, that's not desert.

    Jessica
    Visions of Other Worlds

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    1. I've seen beautiful desert gardens, too. I'm not sure if I have any scheduled for this challenge, but I will feature them eventually.

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  9. I've never heard of this garden but now I'd like to visit:-)
    We have an avenue of redwoods near us but they're shrimps compared to the ones that grow in the States.

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    1. Redwoods do grow to ginormous heights, don't they? I love the ones in California!

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  10. This was a lovely post! I really want to visit those gardens, they look amazing! These pictures are so beautiful :) Thank you for sharing!

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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    1. They truly are beautiful. I love the dell - it's like being in a fairy tale!

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  11. Hi Sherry! Great letter B post. Thanks for sharing the pictures. The garden is beautiful.

    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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    1. Thanks. The garden really is beautiful. As I commented to someone else, visiting the Dell is like being in a fairy tale.

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