It’s no secret that we love Dyffryn Gardens, one of the few National Trust properties in Wales – and the only one in the Vale.
There are one or two changes to note, though. You now have to book online before you go with slots being released in weekly blocks.
You must observe social distancing and there is a different entrance and exit now to keep people separated. There are toilets available and the cafe is open light refreshments and ice cream.
You may be in for a surprise though. Due to COVID-19, the beautiful gardens are now being maintained by just 4 staff and some volunteers so this is a wilder Dyffryn – but still as lovely and as peaceful as ever.
We went on a blisteringly hot day but it was so good to be back.
Note that the outside play area and the wild play area are both shut for the time being.
I hope you enjoy our photos. The bees and dragonflies are certainly making the most of things too.
We had a lovely time although we needed some ice cream to see us through.
Book your tickets online at nationaltrust.org.uk/dyffryn-gardens/whats-on. Entry is free of National Trust Members, otherwise fees apply.