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Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

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Address: Plas Cadnant Cadnant Road | Isle of Anglesey, Menai Bridge LL59 5NH, Wales
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Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens have undergone a spectacular transformation and...

Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens have undergone a spectacular transformation and are being restored to their former glory. First laid out in 1804 in the 'picturesque' style of Humphrey Repton, the famous Victorian landscape designer, the gardens had become derelict by 1996. There are 10 acres of gardens, included a 2 acre Walled Garden, fantastic valley gardens packed with unusual and interesting plants, flowering shrubs and trees; river and waterfalls. Home made cakes are served in the traditional Tea Room. Visitor Centre describing the history and restoration of the gardens. In 2015 open 12noon-5pm on Weds/Thurs/Suns in April; Tues/Weds/Thurs/Suns May-Sep; Weds/Suns in October. Pre-booked private group tours by appointment.

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We have visited on several occasions the accommodation is lovely and the gardens fantastic. Anthony and Graham are the perfect hosts and committed to excellence!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited on several occasions the accommodation is lovely and the gardens fantastic. Anthony and Graham are the perfect hosts and committed to excellence!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very interesting gardens making the most of the natural surroundings and not "overcultivated"although there is a well designed formal garden at the start of the walk.Some may find access difficult in the more natural areas.The renovation has been sympathetically undertaken and provides a pleasant couple of hours and an inspiration for ambitious gardeners. An excellent cafe is a welcome amenity.

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PlasCadnantEstate, Visitor Services at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that were pleasantly surprised by your visit and enjoyed the Gardens from the formal Walled Garden to the more natural Valley Gardens. We are delighted that you enjoyed a pleasant couple of hours exploring the Gardens and hope you will visit again in the future. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Much flood damage done which they are putting right and does not impact at all on a visit. Really lovely views and walks. Very limited access to those with difficulty in walking. Really is a hidden gem. Only downsize was the cafe. Lovely cakes at a reasonable price. A ham sandwich with a small wilted salad cost £5 plus!!!!!!!!!!!

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PlasCadnantEstate, Visitor Services at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the Gardens beautiful and very peaceful. We are sorry that you were disappointed by the side salad as we are keen to provide a memorable visitor experience and encourage visitors to raise any concerns with a member of our team who will be more than happy to help. We... More 

sale cheshire uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just a few hundred yards out of Menai town towards Beaumaris lies Cadnant Gardens. Drive up the track between the trees and then descend into the hidden valley. It has excellent visitor's facilities and then you enter the gardens. The formal gardens are beautiful but the surprise is when you descent the paths, through the woods between beautiful shrubs and... More 

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PlasCadnantEstate, Visitor Services at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you were pleased with the visitor facilities and consider the Gardens a hidden gem. We are also thrilled that we are one of your favourite places to visit on Anglesey and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

First visit to this wonderful garden was by accident ... the previous day's rainfall in the area had caused flooding in the area and the event at Beaumaris Castle was closed because of it. So we decided to follow the signage from the Menai Bridge road to The Hidden Garden and thought it would be a short visit. How wrong... More 

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PlasCadnantEstate, Visitor Services at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Gardens despite the adverse weather. I recall the day - I have only seen the river running higher following the flood last Boxing Day. Our Season Tickets are a great way to watch the seasons develop and we are glad that you have already made use... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent a relaxing few hours in the Gardens and tea room. Peace and tranquility reigns supreme. It was a glorious summers day and we wished we had bought a picnic to sit and enjoy.

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PlasCadnantEstate, Visitor Services at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit on a glorious summers day and relaxed in the peace and tranquility of the Gardens. We are only a small private garden with a few hard-working gardeners who will be pleased that you found the Gardens tended to perfection. We hope you will visit again in... More 

Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited inOct 2016 and happily spent 2 hours around the wonderful gardens before enjoying tea and cake in the sunshine. They are open 12 until 5.

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PlasCadnantEstate, Visitor Services at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you found the Gardens delightful and enjoyed tea and cake in the early autumn sunshine. Although our 2016 season is nearly at an end we hope you will visit us again next year. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I almost drove past this place that wasn't here when I last visited Anglesey several years ago! Quite a long drive up and through the wooded valley brings you to the field for parking, right by the lovely entrance building. Prices are very flexible and the free pictorial map is beautiful. The first area is very formal and symmetrical, with... More 

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PlasCadnantEstate, Visitor Services at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and were pleasantly surprised by the Gardens. As you mention, the Gardens can be enjoyed by visitors with limited mobility and we do offer a reduced rate for these visitors. The Gardens do close for a few months from the end of October, but we will reopen... More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the gardens, despite the remedial work going on. Plenty of different areas of interest and a decent coffee and cake at the cafe.

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PlasCadnantEstate, Visitor Services at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Work on restoring the the areas damaged by the flood is progressing well with the lower wall now back to full height. We are very grateful for your support during our recovery and hope you will visit again next year. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Wonderful private gardens, very different with a walled garden & woodland. Also a waterfall, lots of seating to sit & stare. Cafe very good, have the cream tea

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PlasCadnantEstate, Visitor Services at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you found the Gardens beautiful and recommend the cream tea. The Gardens are great for sitting and contemplating, especially by the waterfalls. We hope you visit again next season. More 

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