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Bodnant
Famed collection of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias; much phottographed laburnum tunnel (late May & June for flowering). The Pin Mill and canal garden are lovely and there are miles of woodland walks to explore. Truly a plantsman garden and which is especially lovely.

Address: Tal-y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay, Aberconway
Open- 10.00am to 5.00pm daily from mid-March to end-October
Closed- 1 November to mid-March
Entrance fee- Yes
Facilities- WC, gift shop, plant sales
Owner- The National Trust
Tel +44 1492-650460; Fax +4401492-650448


Powis Castle
Formal terraces with superb planting and views descend into the valley garden of informal woodland. Famous and spectacular garden with wonderful spring blossom, summer borders and brillant display of autumn colour

Address: Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex
Open- 11.00am to 6.00pm Wednesday to Sunday from April-end June, and September to end October ; 11.00am to 6.00pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays in July and August
Closed- December to end March; Mondays all year, Tuesdays from April to June and September to Otcober
Entrance fee- Yes
Facilities- cafe, gift shop, WC
Owner- National Trust
Tel +44 (1958) 554338; Fax/info line +44 (1958) 554336


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