Dyffryn Gardens

Magnificent Edwardian gardens

The gardens at Dyffryn cover more than 55 acres, with intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and an extensive arboretum there is plenty to explore all day.
A garden for all seasons

The gardens at Dyffryn were commissioned by Reginald Cory and designed by the famed Edwardian garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1906.

As a keen plantsman himself, Reginald worked collaboratively with Thomas to create this garden oasis. The majority of the gardens you see today are true to the original design. There was also a strong theme of experimentation and fluidity to the planting as Reginald was passionate about propagating and breeding many exotic and foreign species that he and others brought back from plant hunting forays all over the world.

One of the most enchanting features of the gardens is a series of intimate outdoor rooms. This was a typical feature for a grand house like Dyffryn. Over the summer of 2015 we restored three of these garden rooms back to their 1920s splendour.

Tea-rooms with indoor and courtyard seating
Shop offers a range of gifts
Seasonal plant sales
Take home your own pick from the walled garden’s organic produce
Onsite parking

Dogs are allowed in the gardens, however we do ask that they are kept on a short lead at all times

Children’s play area located next to the café and shop
Sorry, but we do not allow bikes, trikes, skateboards, scooters or roller skates into the garden for safety reasons
Baby-changing facilities available

The majority of the gardens are wheelchair friendly
Disabled toilets available
East Lodge meeting room is unsuitable for wheelchair access
Courtesy wheelchairs available to hire. Please call in advance to book
One electric car charging port is available in the main visitor car park. It has a 32 amp charge (full charge time approx. 8 hours).

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St Nicholas Vale of Glamorgan Nr Cardiff CF5 6SU
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Gardens 10:00 - 18:00 House 12:00 - 16:00 Shop 10:00 - 18:00 Tea-room 10:00 - 18:00