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Bodnant Garden

Iona McLaren

Pitkin

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ISBN: 9781841658919

Price: £16.99

Publication date: 10 June 2021

Category: History

“One of the wonders of the world” Harold Nicolson

 From its humble origins, Bodnant (which in Welsh means ‘dwelling by the stream’), this historic Grade 1 listed garden has become a must-visit attraction for garden lovers around the globe.

Nestled in the Conwy Valley, in the foothills of Snowdonia, the climate and soil – as well as the vision of five generations of one family – have shaped this garden into a world-class masterpiece.

With eighty acres that include elegant terraces, glades, dells and water gardens – and not least the famous laburnum arch – theatrical vistas await at every viewpoint.

Bodnant Garden was given into the care of the National Trust in 1949 and with their support and commitment to continue the legacy they are intent on making Bodnant accessible and enjoyed widely by all.

Highlights include:

  • Laburnum Arch – a dazzling 55 metre walkway under a pergola of golden flowers

  • The Dell – a valley of giant trees and a meandering river

  • The Italianate Terraces – breathe in the fragrance of beautiful old roses as you explore the terraces

  • Rhododendrons – see some of the award-winning plants and hybrids that have established Bodnant on the world horticultural stage

ABOUT THE Author

Iona McLaren grew up at Bodnant. She is now literary editor of The Telegraph.

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REVIEWS

'The stunning photographs in this book are the next best thing to actually visiting Bodnant, one of Britain’s most beautiful sanctuaries'