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Address: Llanfrothen, Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Phone Number: 01766 770000
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Peaceful gardens in a dramatic setting

The influence of the creator of Portmeirion was evident in the layout and structure of the gardens, which looked lovely at this time of year. This reflected the hard work and care... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Mold, United Kingdom
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Mold, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The influence of the creator of Portmeirion was evident in the layout and structure of the gardens, which looked lovely at this time of year. This reflected the hard work and care of the garden team. Thank you also to Nell and Cari for their hospitality in the cafe which is highly recommended. We will certainly visit again.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

As a seasoned garden visitor, Plas Brondanw has been on my to visit list for some time. The garden is a must for those looking for William-Ellis style inspiration. Although small when compared to the Bondants of the garden world, the topiarys are unmissable especially when set against distant mountain views. Much quieter than the now commercial Porthmerion, sitting in... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I loved these gardens, and the story that goes along with it. The owner of the home and gardens also created and was the mastermind behind Portmeiron. The creativity and wittiness of the gardener comes through. I loved the keyholes and how he played with shapes. There are multiple statues and fountains in the garden that are placed in positions... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Though Clough William-Ellis is well known for his creation of Portmeirion few know that he lived at Plas Brondanw property build by his ancestor in 1550. Clough William-Ellis however is responsible for its garden which was inspired by the Art and Craft movement so it is not surprising to see statuettes amongst the garden of roses, azaleas and rhododendrons. The... More 

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UK
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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a review of the Plas Brondanw Cafe only. If you are only using the cafe and not looking round the gardens you do not have to pay the garden entrance fee. We went for a light lunch and, as long as we sat outside, we were allowed to take our dog in with us. The surroundings are peaceful... More 

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If the brochure we had, had have said entry is through the shop, we wouldn't have driven past. But this is another review to be done for the road took us to Croesor and a wonderful walk. Parking is just to the left as you leave the main road. There isn't much of it and we were lucky as we... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This very special garden is a well kept secret. It was developed, with great attention to detail, by Clough Williams-Ellis (the creator of Portmeirion) to surround the home he had been gifted by his father at the age of 21. At almost every turn, the garden has been designed to enhance a vista towards the mountain tops. There are gateways... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Recently attended a small wedding here. The gardens and surroundings were absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to return so as to explore some more. However, we arrived a little early and ordered and paid for a pot of tea in the cafe. This didn't turn up and we then had to attend the wedding! We were refunded our money... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visited while on holiday in Porthmadog last week. Would definitely recommend it. Be sure to take the walk up to the tower, a little steep but worth it for the views from the tower. We had a meal from the cafe and it was the best we had out all week. My partner had the garden salad and I... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Originally decided upon as coffee stop en route to Aberdaron, it turned out to be a little gem. Better still, entry is free to RHS members. The gardens were designed by the architect of Port Meirion but on a smaller domestic scale, with slight echoes of magic. There are good views over Snowdonia on a clear day but it is... More 

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