Plas Brondanw was given to Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in 1908when he was 25 years old by his father. He set about creatingthe magnificent gardens that we have today. The gardens aresituated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, flanked bybeautiful mountainous scenery. Whilst not as famous as his nearbyItalianate Village of Portmeirion Plas Brondanw Gardens are regardedby some as his finest creation.
Indeed in 1971 he said “It is warming indeed to see the avenuesthat I then planted growing so flourishingly and the whole placematuring in ever increasing beauty”. The garden is constructed on anaxis in line with the mountain known as Cnicht (locally referred to asthe Welsh Matterhorn), with a Holm Oak tree many centuries oldtaking centre stage. The garden is constructed as a series of ‘rooms’with a mixture of yew and box privet forming the architecture of thegarden.
Outside the formal garden is a woodland garden leading up toPentwr, a purpose built ruin on the hillside above Plas Brondanwlooking toward the sea, a wedding present to Sir Clough from hisfellow officers in the Welsh Guards.
Plas Brondanw Gardens
Opening Times: Café to End of September open Tuesdays – Sunday
10 am to 4 pm. Gardens open all year round with payment via honesty
box when café shut. Special events, weddings and tours can be
arranged at any time subject to prior booking
Admission Rates: Please visit the website for up to date admission
Groups and Tours: Available subject to prior booking
Mrs Lowri Jones, Gerrdi Plas Brondanw Gardens, Llanfrothen,
Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6SW.
Telephone: 01766 772772