About the garden
National Trust/Lizzie Smith Jones
A peaceful oasis on the outskirts of Cardiff, Dyffryn Gardens covers more than 55 acres. The Edwardian gardens are a restoration project on a path to excellence. With year-round seasonal highlights, the gardens feature the best woody collection in the National Trust.
Discover intimate garden rooms including the Pompeiian garden, Paved Court, Reflecting Pool and Mediterranean garden. The enormous Great Lawn is bordered by seasonal bedding, a croquet lawn and calming water features. There is also a large glasshouse, statuary collection and arboretum featuring trees from all over the world as well as a log stack play area, which is great for kids and adults alike.
Designed by eminent landscape architect Thomas Mawson in 1906, the gardens are the early 20th-century vision of coal magnate John Cory and his son Reginald. Within the gardens is Dyffryn House, a grand Victorian mansion, currently closed to the public as it undergoes serious restoration work. As of summer 2022, the house will be under scaffolding for around 10 months.
Just 20 minutes from the centre of Cardiff, Dyffryn is full of secret spaces and horticultural surprises as well as free parking, a café, a shop and two play areas. Please see our website for seasonal events and celebrations.
Please note: This garden is partially accessible.