…. and there are 18 gardens listed around North Wales open to visitors. Local to Porthmadog are the following, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Plas Brondanw and Portmeirion.
Plas Tan y Bwlch:
With its own train stop from the Ffestiniog Railway – let the guard know you want to get off there as it is not a regular stop – the gardens can form part of your travels up the line.
Entry costs are £4 for adults and £2 for children. There is an excellent tea room serving homemade cakes and snacks.
Check the timetable for your return journey. After you have enjoyed your visit, on your return to the station, a straight arm outstretched for the driver to see will alert them that you want picking up.
The opening times for the Gardens are : 10am to 5pm daily, all year round and the caffi 10am to 4pm daily, April to end September.
Admission costs are £5.00 per adult standard admission, £5.50 Gift Aid admission, £1 for children over 12, children under 12 free. This includes access into the newly opened house and gallery at Plas Brondanw.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens and on the cafe terrace, but not in the house.
This is a strictly no dogs venue.
By booking on line you can make savings at the website address portmeirion-village.com
Adults: £11 (full price £12)
Concession: (over 60) £9.50 (full price £10.50)*
Children (5-15) : £7.50 (full price £8.50)
Children Under 5 : Free
*Concession: available with student card or for over 60s
Plas Brondanw was given to Sir Clough Williams-Ellis by his father in 1902. Portmeirion…is perhaps [Clough Williams-Ellis’s] most famous creation…But it is the garden of Plas Brondanw, his home for more than 70 years, which is undoubtedly his most beautiful”
If you fancy visiting the other 15 gardens, or want more information about the above sites, follow this link gardensnorthwales.co.uk There is a map and details of when the gardens are open and amenities on offer.