Set in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, this exceptional example of Edwardian garden design is the result of a unique collaboration between landscape architect Thomas Mawson and plant collector Reginald Cory. The 55 acres of garden boast splendid lawns, an arboretum of rare and unusual trees, a beautiful selection of intimate outdoor garden rooms and recently opened glasshouse with a selection of cacti and orchids. Within the gardens, Dyffryn House, a grand Victorian mansion overlooks the sweeping vistas and intimate spaces. Parts of the ground and first floors have been restored by the National Trust and are open to visitors.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Arboretum not suitable for wheelchairs
- Facilities: Wheelchairs for hire, parking, buggy service around the site. Please contact for availability
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily. Opening & closing times vary, please check website. Closed 25-26 Dec
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About The area
How many cities have both an outstanding castle and a world-class stadium and events arena right in the thick of things? That’s Cardiff – plus great shopping and an array of cool cafés, restaurants and bars. The urban medley creates a modern, buzzing city with a bit of a reputation for its nightlife – come the weekend, this hub of activity is a haven for fun-lovers from the valleys.
Drinking aside, this is a wonderful modern city, but one that’s never far from its roots, evident from the number of statues. It is filled with elegant buildings – a mix of Victorian and Edwardian – the loveliest being the classic Portland stone buildings of the Law Courts, City Hall and the national museum. They make up the civic centre and what is now the university area. The city is also very green, with the biggest open space being Bute Park, which takes you from the castle to the banks of the River Taff. On the riverside, you can catch a waterbus pass the famous Cardiff Arms Park and the Principality Stadium to Cardiff Bay, where the old dockyards have been transformed into a busy, thriving waterfront.
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