Gardens - Wales

Brynbella Gardens, Tremeirchion, Denbighshire


One of the best gardens we have ever visited


The title really is no exaggeration. This is a delightful garden and a real hidden gem. It doesn’t have a web site and there are no brown signs to it. Less than ten miles south of the popular tourist resorts of Prestatyn and Rhyl, it feels a million miles away.

At the southern end of the small settlement of Tremeirchion on the B5429, the only indication of the gardens is a small notice on the gateway saying ‘Entry to HHA members and friends only’. It was worth our  yearly membership just to visit these gardens.

We drove in through the gateway and parked up in the stable block, signing the visitors sheet and picking up a plan of the gardens.

Through an archway, a series of paths with connecting paths between them, divide the garden into different ‘rooms’ which flow effortlessly into each other.

Brynbella Gardens

Starting with the gravel garden, which can best be described as a rock garden on steroids, it just gets better and better.

Brynbella Gardens

The walled garden contains a tennis court as well as the vegetable garden with a scarecrow. Raised beds contain the herb garden with thymes, sages, dill, lemon balm, salad burnet, chervil, comfrey....Everywhere was the sound of bees. Paths are lined with trimmed box hedges and flower beds. At the far end are the greenhouses used for growing annuals, strawberries and grapes.

Brynbella Gardens

A wisteria arch dripping with pendulous lilac flowers leads into a parterre garden surrounded by a clipped yew hedges with box hedges and rose bushes.


Brynbella Gardens

Below the walled garden is a wide shrubbery  border with rhododendrons coming into flower, with camelias, Pierris, Mexican orange blossom. Beyond the ha-ha is open parkland with mature trees and sheep grazing, with views across the Vale of Clwyd to the distant mountains.

Brynbella Gardens

A pond has statues of swans taking off.

Brynbella Gardens

The path continues to the front of the house (not open), an elegant Georgian building and considered to be one of the finest in Wales.

Brynbella Gardens

To the side, a stream flows down through a series of delightful rock gardens to a small pond with a statue of a small girl and a bridge.

Brynbella Gardens

Brynbella Gardens


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