Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres 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 area, known as the "Dell" is formed by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and contains the Wild garden.
An endeavour has been made at Bodnant Garden to grow a wide range of interesting and beautiful plants from all over the world, particularly China, North America, Europe and Japan that are suited to the Welsh climate and soil. As well as this, care has been taken to place the plants in such a way that they enhance each other and contribute to the general beauty of the Garden throughout the seasons.
Come and lose yourself in the awesome beauty of Bodnant Garden and spend an amazing day in this feast for the senses.
We all speak English in Wales but the Welsh language is thriving. It’s spoken fluently by over half a million people in Wales that’s over 20% of the population. It’s called Cymraeg, and is a language with entirely regular and phonetic spelling. Our place names may look complicated but once you know the rules, you can learn to read and pronounce Welsh fairly easily.
Our Celtic language is closely related to Cornish and Breton and is one of Europe’s oldest living languages; the Welsh we speak today is directly descended from the language of the Sixth Century.
Welsh is a living language, used in conversation by thousands and seen throughout Wales. Welsh Language Act 1993 and the Government of Wales Act 1998 provide that the Welsh and English languages should be treated equally. Public bodies are required to prepare and implement a Welsh Language Scheme. Local councils and the Welsh Government use Welsh as an official language, issuing official literature and publicity in...