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    Bodnant Gardens

    by sandysmith Updated May 28, 2003

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    colour..

    Favorite thing: These beautiful italinate terraced and woodland garden are set in the hills of Snowdonia. Edward Milner helped with the design, establishing a link with Joseph Paxton and JC Loudon. The colours really are spectacular with the array of camelias, rhodendrons, and azaleas especially.

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    Magnolias

    by sandysmith Updated May 28, 2003
    Magnolia

    Favorite thing: The second Lord Aberconway also started the collection of rhododendrons and magnolias, suscribed to plant-collecting expeditions, grew the seed and passed the gardening enthusiasm to his son, the third Lord Aberconway.

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    In the beginning...

    by sandysmith Updated May 28, 2003

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    Bodnant Hall and terraces

    Favorite thing: The tree planting began in the 1790's and the first Lord Aberconway's father-in-law bought the estate in 1875 - he started the Dell garden and planted the renowned laburnum arch. The house - Bodnant Hall - is not open to visitors but really the gardens will keep you occupied enough with their beauty.

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    Relaxing

    by sandysmith Written May 29, 2003
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    Fondest memory: Just strolling around the gardens or having a quiet sit on a shady bench just drinking in the colour.

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    Colours of the Rainbow I

    by sandysmith Written May 29, 2003
    orange

    Fondest memory: A lasting memory was the riot of colour in the gardens. The flowers were all the colours of the rainbow so the next few tips are just pics that will will speak for themselves.

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    Terraced Gardens

    by sandysmith Updated May 28, 2003
    terraced gardens

    Favorite thing: The second Lord Aberconway took charge of the estate in 1901. He designed the terraced garden and became a keen plantsman, extending the variety of plants in the gardens.

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    Pin Mill

    by sandysmith Updated May 28, 2003

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    pin mill reflection

    Favorite thing: A Pin Mill was imported from the Cotswolds in 1938, for use as a garden pavilion on the Canal Terrace.

    Fondest memory: This is one of my favourite areas of the garden - not least for the reflections here ;-)

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