Visit Gregynog’s glorious Grade 1 listed gardens

Gregynog Hall’s gardens are Grade 1 listed for their historic significance and design. The grounds are open throughout the year and there are 750 acres to explore, with marked paths and woodland walks.

Our gardens are a beautiful place to explore in all seasons. In spring, the rhododendrons opposite the Hall are a riot of pinks and purples, in summer our borders burst with colour and in Autumn the leaves turn glorious shades of russet and gold as the trees turn.

© Darryl Owen Photography

Spectacular specimen trees and a golden yew hedge frame the sweeping lawns in front of the house. Many of the original 18th century design elements created by Sir William Emes, who was also responsible for Chirk and Powis Castle, are still visible today.

The Davies sisters, Margaret and Gwendoline, built on Emes’ designs, intent on creating a magnificent landscape setting which required an army of more than 20 gardeners to keep it looking at its best. Unusually for their times they employed a female Head Gardener and many women were employed in maintaining the gardens, productive walled garden and Victorian greenhouses.

Gregynog’s glorious grade 1 listed gardens:

One of the most important parks and historic gardens in Powys, dating from at least the 1500s.


Today we manage with just one Gardener and a few brilliant volunteers – more help is always very welcome. We have recently been supported by Local Places for Nature to begin work on restoring our walled gardens. There is a long way to go but we are starting by maintaining the current apple and pear trees, planting new fruit trees and repairing the damaged walls.

We are working hard to restore all our gardens to their former splendour so if you are able to help in any way, or have memories of the gardens which you would like to share with us then please get in touch by calling the Hall on 01686 650224.

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    Since 2019 Gregynog has been run by a charitable Trust. Our vision is to be Wales’ most welcoming home for nature and the arts. We have a huge amount of work to do to restore our Grade 1 listed gardens and repair the Grade 2 star listed hall. Our grounds are open to everyone, every day and we are run a varied programme of events from Fairy and Halloween Trails to classical concerts in our Music Room.

    We urgently need support both from volunteers and donations and every little helps so whatever you can do to support Gregynog please do get in touch.