Dyffryn Gardens

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.


Age Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5



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Magnificent Edwardian gardens flowing from grand vistas to intimate spaces overlooked by a large mansion. 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. 

Book a Visit

Please contact Deborah Kerslake:

  • 02920 593328


Dyffryn Gardens