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Hafodunos Hall

Historic garden undergoing restoration after 30yrs of neglect surrounds a Sir G G Scott Grade l Hall derelict after arson attack. Unique setting. ½m treelined drive, formal terraces, woodland walks with ancient redwoods, laurels, yews, lake, streams, waterfalls and a gorge. Mass of snowdrops. Wonderful rhododendrons. Uneven paths and steep steps. Children must have adult supervision at all times.
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    The present owners bought the estate in 2009 and have worked tirelessly over the past 9 years to start bringing these Grade 11 listed gardens back to their former glory. The gardens were so neglected that most of the work has involved clearing work with heavy diggers and chain saws rather than the usual gardening tools - and the heavy work still goes on. Weed trees are being removed, old paths cleared and new paths created to lead the visitors to some of the natural vistas on the estate. Look down into the gorge over part of the Pilgrims` trail and it is easy to imagine those Pilgrims of ancient times walking from Holywell to Bardsey Island. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit and see this grand old garden taking its first steps back to life. A four acre walled garden is part of the 45 acre estate and is waiting to be brought back to productive use.

    The formal terraces in front of the house are well on the way to restoration with box and lavender hedges maturing well. Steps lead further down to a stream and de-silted lake where various types of ducks live and a new duck house, made by the owner, is now their home. But how long may it take to restore the Hall until it is a home again? CADW have helped the owners make it safe and try and stop further deterioration but for now they are concentrating on restoring the listed gardens which are thought to contain over 1000 species of indigenous and exotic trees.

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Features and Attractions

Lunchtime barbecue weather permitting.

Hafodunos Hall- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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Owner Information

Dr Richard Wood
http://www.hafodunoshall.co.uk

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How to find us

Hafodunos Hall
Llangernyw
Abergele
Conwy
LL22 8TY

1m W of Llangernyw.
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    ½way between Abergele & Llanrwst on A548. Signed from opp Old Stag Public House. Parking available on site.
Accessibility information

Most areas around the hall accessible to wheelchairs by gravel pathways. Some gardens are set on slopes.

More about Hafodunos Hall

The present owners bought the estate in 2009 and have worked tirelessly over the past 9 years to start bringing these Grade 11 listed gardens back to their former glory. The gardens were so neglected that most of the work has involved clearing work with heavy diggers and chain saws rather than the usual gardening tools - and the heavy work still goes on. Weed trees are being removed, old paths cleared and new paths created to lead the visitors to some of the natural vistas on the estate. Look down into the gorge over part of the Pilgrims` trail and it is easy to imagine those Pilgrims of ancient times walking from Holywell to Bardsey Island. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit and see this grand old garden taking its first steps back to life. A four acre walled garden is part of the 45 acre estate and is waiting to be brought back to productive use.

The formal terraces in front of the house are well on the way to restoration with box and lavender hedges maturing well. Steps lead further down to a stream and de-silted lake where various types of ducks live and a new duck house, made by the owner, is now their home. But how long may it take to restore the Hall until it is a home again? CADW have helped the owners make it safe and try and stop further deterioration but for now they are concentrating on restoring the listed gardens which are thought to contain over 1000 species of indigenous and exotic trees.

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