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“Quirky gardens in glorious setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plas Brondanw Gardens

Plas Brondanw Gardens
Llanfrothen, Snowdonia National Park, Wales
01766 770000
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Herefordshire
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“Quirky gardens in glorious setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Delightful formal gardens. £3.50 entry at time of visit.
It is quite compact - but then there is also the walk up through the woods to the tower to enjoy.
And contributing to the upkeep of a historic garden makes sense to me.
Tea room looked promising and a good flat path the length of the gardens means most of the views are accessible - though to see every inch of the gardens entails quite a few steps.
After your visit recommend continuing up the immensely scenic single track road to Croesor where there is an interesting community run cafe and art gallery and also good parking space for walks towards Cnicht.

Visited April 2012
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“Pretty but Insignificant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

You pay £3 to see a small garden which can easily be appreciated from the cafe. The house is not open to the public and unfortunately, the food in the cafe is not very good. We were there at midday and although soup was on the main menu, they were still boiling it; my wife had the leftover from the previous batch, which was burnt and watery. All in all, don't pay and walk around the house and up to the top of the hill for good views.

Visited April 2012
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“gorgeous garden and tea room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

The garden is beautiful, intimate, and in such a superb setting. It is different from Portmeirion in that it is much smaller, but this adds to the experience, being much less touristy. The tea room is new and it is excellent, well worth a visit.

Visited August 2011
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“A little piece of paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2008

A vast contrast to Portmeirion but equally as artistic & beautiful.

I was fortunate enough to be the only visitor when I was there in the late afternoon under a bright sunny sky and I felt as though I had literally stepped into a tranquil secret paradise.

Three pounds via an honesty box covers your entry and I would allow 1-2 hours to discover all the hidden parts of these beautiful grounds.

The gardens at Plas Brondanw are a fine example of Sir Clough's talent for creative landscape design. The main features date from the early part of the 20th century before he began his quirly village of Portmeirion, but work continued on and off until the 1960's.

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