Opening dates and times:Sun 18 May, Sun 27 July (10-5)
Visitors also welcome by appt Apr to Oct
Admission:Adm £3, chd free
Contact:H O & P D Nurse
Telephone: 01341 450255
Location:5m NE of Dolgellau.
Do not go to Llanfachreth village, stay on A494 Bala-Dolgellau rd: 13m from Bala. Take 1st R Llanfachreth. From Dolgellau 4m Llanfachreth turn L, follow signs. No coach parking
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Description:Sloping 2 acre garden in the hills overlooking Dolgellau with views to Cader Idris, originally wooded but redesigned to enhance its natural features with streams, ponds and imaginative and extensive planting and vibrant colour. The garden is now a haven for wildlife with hedgehogs and 27 species of birds feeding last winter as well as being home to ducks, dogs and cats
Disability information:Wheelchair access to main area of garden but only when dry
Further details:A garden of some 2 acres on a hillside surrounded by woodland at about 600ft. above sea level. The garden has all yr-round interest beginning with early spring bulbs, then hellibores, azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, hamamelis mollis, amelanchier, candelabra and drumstick primulas along the streama, followed by the dazzling red of the pieris, the intoxicationg smell of the daphne, the prunus, choisya ternate and the hostas. In late spring the magnificent Gunnerra grows as you watch or so it appears, with the blue iris intermingled.
As summer progresses the flowering roses attract the attention of smell with the cottage garden plants incl delphiniums, clematis, gladiolas, lilies and many more. In late summer the eucriphia, cornus kausa, aralia, callicarpa, viburnums, hydrangeas, fuchsias, begonias and herbaeceous plants bring colour as with the berries of sorbus and late lilies, clematis and aconites.
Autumn sees the fantastic colour of the acer leaves and the seed heads until winter strips the trees bare of their leaves leaving the conifers to take centre stage and then she creates her fantastic sculptures, running through this wonderful colour nature creates, are ducks and geese which bring the scene to life