12 acres of parkland, gardens, lawns and woodland set at the foot of glorious rolling hills with spectacular views across the Severn Valley. A host of daffodils followed by one of the best wildflower meadows in Montgomeryshire with 36 species of flowers and grasses incl hundreds of wild orchids; Glorious autumn colour with parrotias, liriodendrons, cotinus etc. Millennium wood.
From 1884 until recently the home of Lord Davies and his family (house not open).
How to find us
Plas Dinam, Llandinam, Powys, SY17 5DQ
7½m SW Newtown. on A470.
More about Plas Dinam
Plas Dinam once the home of Lord Davies and still owned by his descendants, set in twelve acres of gardens, lawns and woodland surrounded by rolling hills and spectacular views of the Severn valley. At the back of the house grey stone terraces at descending levels lead down to sheltered borders where tender plants such as the evergreen Carpenteria californica with its large fragrant white flowers and a gorgeous scarlet lobelia are thriving. At the other side of the lawn rich autumn colour comes from shrubs, particularly the cotinus “Grace” with purple leaves which turn a brilliant translucent red in late autumn The present Lady Davies has been closely involved in the garden planting and is particularly proud of the superb wildflower meadow that stretches in front of the house. The ground has not been fertilised since the Second World War and has been cut as a meadow for thirty years. It now contains thirty six species of flowers and grasses including hundreds of wild orchids in spring and yellow rattle and scabious later on. There are magnificent groupings of trees including parrotias which turn fiery red in autumn, two fine tulip trees (liriodendrons) as well as deodar cedars and other spruces. Beyond the wildflower meadow lies the millennium wood which changes to a scalloped ribbon of buffs and ochres and has its own woodland walk.