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Dyffryn Gardens

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United Kingdom - Cardiff

Institution Code: DYFF

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the 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.

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.

Main Address:
Dyffryn Gardens
St Nicholas
CF5 6SU United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)2920 593328
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: The Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Date founded: 1906
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 22 Hectares
    Latitude: 51.442841
    Longitude: -3.303003
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Cacti and succulents, orchids, Rosaceae. Rosa, Prunus, Malus, Salvia, Dahlia (24 spp., 28 taxa), Euphorbia, Penstemon.

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