So here is Part 2 of the post concerning our visit to the National Trust’s Bodnant Hall Gardens. We will explore the Dingle and then make our way back to the nursery via a route taking us by the hall itself. In Part 1 we wandered as far as the end of the Yew Walk ready to drop down into the stream valley and follow the clear, fast-moving waters.
Another important flowering shrub that attracts thousands of visitors to Bodnant at this time of year is the Camellia, with its gaudy pink or white flowers and glossy evergreen foliage. I will admit it is not a favourite of mine but here is a small selection of those we wandered by. Someone likes the flowers enough to create a little piece of artwork with them for others to enjoy.
To continuing sharing our visit to Bodnant with you, I shall share a gallery of photos taken as we wandered around the area on two sides of the hall. Click on the first photo and then navigate using the right arrow.
Just before we left the garden we walked through the hot garden alongside a tall stone wall, a border we love in the late summer when it is at its best, but on this visit we found a few interesting plants. The strongest feature was the selection of Hyacinths in an exciting range of colours from creamy yellow to nearly black. These were joined by Tulips, Anemones, Bergenias and emerging fresh growth of Euphorbia griffithii.
We had a great day out exploring these wonderful gardens, full of atmosphere and such a wide variety of different areas developed in different ways. We will return for a follow up visit in the summer.
3 replies on “Early Spring in Bodnant Gardens – Part 2 – The Dingle and back to the hall”
Thanks for the grand tour. This place is exceptionally lovely. Appreciated that you included the pulmonaria label–I was trying to come up with the name of the plant. Have to admit I used to have no patience for fussy old-fashioned (to my mind) camellias but now I just adore them.
I can certainly see from your photos that it would be pretty easy to have a great day there. 🙂
Well I have not been there since we went on a family holiday as children in the 60s or 70s. I loved it then even if gardens weren’t so much my thing then.