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Botanical Beauty: Bodnant Garden

If you are in the Conwy area of North Wales in the spring, lucky you!

This time last year I was so lucky to spend a day strolling around the National Trust property, Bodnant Garden to catch its famous Laburnum Arch in bloom.

Planted during Victorian times, the Bodnant Garden Laburnum Arch is a golden 55-meter flowering tunnel of almost fluorescent blossom and sunshine.

Covering 70 acres, Bodnant Garden has plenty of space to explore and to find your own private idyll.

There are paths that meander through wildflower meadows, lakes, and woodland.

The Bodnant Gardens are framed with distant views of Snowdonia National Park.

Stark and rugged Snowdonia is the exact opposite of this carefully tended garden, but both are beautiful in their own way. Located near each other, it is easy to appreciate both natural and man-made beauty in this little corner of North Wales.

Here are a few of my favourite photographs from the day. Now to work out how to recreate the look, with full pond, pergola and fountain, in my back garden. I may have to knock down my house!

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