Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

At Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, the health and safety of our visitors and staff is our number one priority and following government advice, the garden and tearoom will be temporarily closed. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to open again soon. 

We hope you all keep safe and well.

Many thanks

Anthony Tavernor

and all the team at Plas Cadnant

Kick in the Head present 

"Choice Grenfell" 

at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

We are honoured to announce that we will be welcoming Kick in the Head Productions back to Plas Cadnant this summer for a performance of Choice Grenfell on Saturday 11th July with a Summer buffet supper will be served during the interval.

In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour. Choice Grenfell features some of the best of Joyce’s delightful songs and monologues from "Stately as a Galleon" and "School Nativity Play" to “A Terrible Worrier” and "First Flight“. Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most delightful characters , ably accompanied by her trusted pianist. As Joyce would have said “We request the pleasure of your company” in the company of one of Britain’s best loved comediennes.

Tickets available soon, online or from our Visitor Centre. Please check back regularly for updates.

2020 Season - Winter Garden & Snowdrop Visiting

Our gardens and tea room are open on Sundays and Wednesdays in February and March from 12noon to 4pm*. Why not pull on your boots and come for a winter walk in our valley gardens, or follow the trail along the River Cadnant to see the waterfalls? Or enjoy warming home-made soup with a nice silver pot of tea or freshly brewed coffee.

Admission (special winter rate) £6, children FREE

*Please note that winter opening is strictly weather dependent. To avoid disappointment, please check before journeying.

Historic Houses 'Garden of the Year 2019'

We are thrilled and honoured to announce that the Hidden Gardens at Plas Cadnant have been short-listed for the Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award 2019.

This prestigious national award, sponsored by Christie’s, recognises the importance of the country’s most spectacular historic gardens.

Plas Cadnant and seven other UK places will be going head-to-head to be named the nation’s favourite country house garden.

We were delighted to welcome ITV Wales News to the gardens to cover this exciting nomination. Take a look at the interview here (approximately 22 minute mark).

Voting is now closed and the winner of the 2019 award will be announced at the Historic Houses AGM in November 2019. We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who voted for us.

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Winter Opening 2020

Winter Opening 2019-20

Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

A historic garden under restoration, situated between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey.

In 1996, the present owner bought the 200 acre Plas Cadnant Estate and work began on the restoration of the historic garden and grounds. Since then large parts of the gardens have undergone a spectacular transformation and have been restored to their former glory.

Described as one of North Wales best kept secrets is the hidden world of Plas Cadnant Gardens, situated at the side of the Menai Strait, hidden from view near to Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey.

Former owners of Plas Cadnant were related to the Tremayne family of Heligan House, now famous for its Lost Gardens.

A new garden is being created on an historic site, becoming a plantsman's paradise. Now considered amongst the liveliest twenty gardens of Wales, and featured in a new book 'The Finest Gardens of Wales' by Tony Russell'. Also featured in 'Discovering Welsh Gardens' written by Stephen Anderton and photographed by Charles Hawes.

There is still much work to be done and we hope you will visit us in person or use the website to keep informed of our ongoing progress.

Three gardens in one

Three different gardens have been discovered, including an unusual walled garden with curving walls and pool, a secret valley garden with three waterfalls and river, and an upper woodland garden with stone outcrops and the remains of a 19c. folly.

How to find us

Local directions to Plas Cadnant

Although many of our visitors will have 'Sat Navs' of various types and flavours, we have included directions to provide a quick reference to our location and links to a more detailed map and route planner for those of you without in-car assistance.

From Bangor city centre

  • Follow the road to the Telford suspension bridge (A4080).
  • After crossing the bridge, turn right at the small roundabout (2nd exit).
  • Follow the road (signed Beaumaris) through Menai Bridge (A545) until you see a new road bridge ahead, approximately half a mile further on.
  • Turn left at the lay-by (with white lines on it) just before the bridge and Plas Cadnant Estate entrance is 50m on the left.

From A55 Expressway Mainland

  • Cross over the Britannia Bridge and take the first slip road, immediately after crossing bridge.
  • Turn right at T junction (A4080) taking you back under the expressway towards Menai Bridge and Beaumaris.
  • At the roundabout go straight across (2nd exit) and downhill into the centre of Menai Bridge.
  • Turn left at the main road towards Beaumaris (A545), through Menai Bridge town until you see a new road bridge ahead.
  • Turn left at the lay-by (with white lines on it) just before the bridge and Plas Cadnant Estate entrance is 50m on the left.

From A55 Expressway Dublin/Holyhead

  • Exit the expressway where signed Menai Bridge and Beaumaris (Junction 8).
  • Turn left onto the A5025 and continue to the first roundabout (Four Crosses).
  • Turn right (3rd exit) and continue downhill to another roundabout.
  • Take care, this is a 30mph zone.
  • Take the left turn (1st exit) at this roundabout into the centre of Menai Bridge town, then follow the instructions as for the mainland route.

Our location map