Prime Time Television for Bodysgallen Hall’s Award Winning Gardens in North Wales
11 Nov 2014
-Bodysgallen Hall’s award-winning gardens to be featured in BBC programme
‘Glorious Gardens from Above’ on 19th November
-Bodysgallen Hall is located in over 200 acres of magnificent gardens and parkland
-Guests can enjoy a cosy stay with afternoon tea and winter walks in Bodysgallen’s delightful heritage grounds
Historic House Hotel Bodysgallen Hall part of the National Trust is a restored 17th century house which dates back to the 13th century, set high above Llandudno in idyllic surroundings with spectacular views across Conwy Castle to Snowdonia. Its crowning glory is the 200 acres of parkland which includes award-winning restored gardens featuring several follies, a walled garden, lily-pad ponds and a rare 17th century parterre of box hedges filled with colourful sweet herbs.
Add to this a formal rose garden and a number of well-established trees and shrubs and a selection of lovely walks to further discover the grounds and it is easy to see why Bodysgallen Hall has been specially selected to appear in a new BBC One show dedicated to some of the UK’s finest gardens called ‘Glorious Gardens from Above’.
TV presenter and horticulturalist Christine Walkden will explore splendid gardens and countryside, taking in all the glories of the countryside, from patchwork fields and rolling hills to mountains, lakes and ancient forests. The historic gardens at Bodysgallen Hall will appear on BBC One on 19th November episode at 15.45.
Guests can experience Bodysgallen Hall staying in either the grade I listed hotel, in one of the 15 luxurious individually decorated rooms furnished with antiques and art and with views across the parkland or gardens. For a greater degree of privacy, closer to nature guests can stay in one of the 16 stone cottages set in the magnificent grounds, covered with rambling roses.
The grounds can also be appreciated from many of the hotel’s grand yet cosy public spaces characterised by fireplaces and wood panelling. The 17th century Main Hall has stained glass windows and stunning garden views – perfect for savouring a traditional Welsh afternoon tea with homemade cakes priced from £17.50 per person. Why not enhance the visit with a walk through the grounds?
The head gardener at Bodysgallen Hall, Robert Owen has been at the hotel for over 30 years and regularly hosts garden tours providing an insight into the seasonal work and the on-going restoration. Available on request, Garden Tours cost £29.50pp including coffee and the full tour followed by a two-course lunch with a glass of wine.
Discover Bodysgallen’s glorious gardens this winter.
www.bodysgallen.com Llandudno, North Wales, LL30 1RS Tel: +44 (0)1492 584 466
B&B priced from £179.00 per night based on two sharing