Gardens of South Wales

Gardens of South Wales

A new tour to South Wales that will explore some of the dramatic scenery for which the region is justly famous and include visits to some fascinating gardening venues and horticultural delights.

Enjoy a holiday to picturesque South Wales that will explore some of the dramatic scenery for which the area is justly renowned. We also include visits to two of the region’s premier gardening venues which feature an abundance of horticultural delights. Our holiday base is the pretty market town of Carmarthen, located on the west bank of the River Towy. The town has some impressive architecture including historic churches and chapels, attractive medieval buildings, the 18th century Guildhall, the castle ruins and the interesting Heritage centre situated on the Quay.



The three star Ivy Bush Royal was once a favoured retreat for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, an historic hotel that has been sympathetically modernised over the years. Facilities include an air-conditioned restaurant, bar and lounge, plus a sauna and fitness room. All bedrooms have been refurbished and feature satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron & board, plus tea/coffee tray. Lift available.



  • We take a short trip to Aberglasney Gardens, set in the beautiful Towy Valley of Carmarthenshire. One of Wales’ finest gardens set in a serene and beautiful location comprising a mystical and enigmatic cloister garden populated with semi-tropical evergreens, a Jacobean pool garden, a Steam Garden, the Lower and Upper Walled Gardens and an exquisite Ninfarium populated with palms, magnolias, orchids and cycads.


  • We head to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, spread over 568 acres of countryside the gardens include a nature reserve and a formal garden with Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse as its centrepiece. Having been voted as the ‘No.1 Garden to Visit in Wales’ by viewers of BBC Gardeners World, it is not hard to see why when one wanders through the ‘Double Walled Garden’, the ‘Broadwalk’ and explore the ‘Woods of the World’.


  • We have a visit to the attractive resort of Tenby with its charmingly picturesque harbour. Explore the quaint narrow cobbled streets full of little shops, traditional pubs and painted fisherman's cottages, all nestled within the medieval town walls. You may like to visit the Tudor Merchant’s House, a 15th Century town house owned by the National Trust that is the oldest home in Tenby. Boat trips operate from the harbour across to Caldey Island, owned by monks of the Cistercian Order whose picturesque monastery overlooks the Village Green and the islander’s pretty cottages.



  • Four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Admission to Aberglasney and the Garden of Wales.

  • Return coach travel.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Deganwy Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Halkyn Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Old Colwyn Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop
Opposite The Plough Inn
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar)
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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