Bodrhyddan Garden, Gardens Rhuddlan, Denbighshire - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


. Rhuddlan Denbighshire Wales
The home of Lord Langford and his family, Bodrhyddan is basically a 17th century house with 19th century additions by the famous architect, William Eden Nesfield, although traces of an earlier building exist. The house has been in the hands of the same family since it was built over 500 years ago. The gardens consist of the parterre and the avenue, the Pleasance and the Dingle which cover about 8 acres. The parterre is replanted every summer, currently with geraniums and ageratum and is at its best in late July. Eastwards from the parterre lies the Old Park and at the top of it, the old brick and walled kitchen garden and the Ice House. Restoration of the Pleasance, part of the larger Grove, began in 1983. Present living memory records it as a Victorian shrubbery but old large scale estate maps show pre-Reformation fish ponds. What is now known as the Dingle is the site of the 15th century fishponds, this is being reclaimed and turned into a picnic area and forest walk.
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