Dyffryn Gardens

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  • Categories: Castles, Churches and Heritage, Country Parks and Green Spaces
  • Age Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
  • Topics: Knowledge and understanding of the world, Personal and social development, well,being and cultural diversity, Physical development
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All about Dyffryn Gardens

  • Magnificent Edwardian gardens flowing from grand vistas to intimate spaces overlooked by a large mansion.
  • Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds.
  • The enormous great lawn is bordered by seasonal bedding and a croquet lawn. There is also a large glasshouse, statuary collection, and arboretum featuring trees from all over the world.
  • Designed by eminent landscape architect Thomas Mawson in 1906, the gardens are the early 20th-century vision of coal magnate John Cory and his son Reginald.
  • Within the gardens, Dyffryn House, a grand Victorian mansion overlooks the key aspects of the gardens. Parts of the ground and first floors have been restored and are unfurnished.
  • A wild play area covering half an acre is hidden within the arboretum and allows children the space and freedom to play and get back to nature. 


Please contact Deborah Kerslake 

  • 02920 593328
  • dyffryn@nationaltrust.org.uk


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