Crug Farm Plants, Gardens Caernarfon, Gwynedd - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


Griffith's Crossing Caernarfon Gwynedd Wales
Crûg Farm occupies an ancient site half a mile inland from the Menai Strait, which divides Anglesey from mainland Wales. To the south lies the mountain range of Snowdonia. In a garden so exposed to high winds, where the temperature can fall to -10°C in March, it comes as a great surprise to find plants from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. 'The secret is shelter,' says Bleddyn, proud of his steadily increasing shelter-belt of some 90,000 native deciduous and evergreen trees. 'Plus, most of our collections are made at high altitude, where frost is not unknown.' Of Crûg's three separate gardens, the walled enclosure adjoining the Wynn-Joneses' farmhouse forms the nucleus of their remarkable plant collection. Measuring a modest 30m x 30m, it happily incorporates remnants from the farm garden's former life - notably a flowering cherry in the centre and a wisteria whose pale lilac flowers look especially good against the lilac-grey of the slate tiles that weatherproof the south side of the house.
More Information >>
Featured Hotels