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Plas Brondanw was built by Clough Williams-Ellis's ancestor around 1550. He was given the house by his father in 1908. "It was for Brondanw's sake that I worked and stinted" he wrote, "for its sake that I chiefly hoped to prosper".

Although less well known than his village and gardens at Portmeirion, the gardens of Brondanw are nevertheless considered by many to be Clough Williams-Ellis'smost important creation. All proceeds and donations go directly towards the cost of maintaining the garden.

The house itself is now also open to the public and houses an art gallery of ever changing artists and some of Susan Williams-Ellis's art work and artefacts.

Plas Brondanw is also host to a charming cafe. The ideal venue to taste local Welsh produce, at its very best, whilst enjoying the tranquility of the gardens. 



Gardens: 10am to 5pm, every day, all year.

House: 10.30am to 3.45pm, Wednesday to Sunday from Easter to the end of September.

Café: 10am to 4pm, every day from April to September. 

Find Us
Find us


Please use the postcode, LL48 6SW, when driving. Plas Brondanw Gardens are located within the Snowdonia National Park near the village of Garreg Llanfrothen, off A4085, between
Penrhyndeudraeth and Beddgelert on the road to Croesor, 5 miles from Poerthmadog. Please follow the brown signs. 

Public Transport 

Local buses are available to and from Porthmadog and Beddgelert. 

Please view our website for more information.


Car park on site

  • Free of charge


B & M Taxi 01766770851


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Standard Entry: £5.00

Gift Aid Entry: £5.50

Children Under 16: £1.00

More admission details

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

Guided tours of the gardens at Plas Brondanw can be arranged with Paul o’Byrne, our Head Gardener. 

Please book in advance, for groups or tours of 12 or more people and coach parties, by emailing or calling us. 


01766 772 772

Things to See

Fun Facts
This was Clough Williams-Ellis's home and there is a collection of Susan Williams Ellis's art work here.


The Orangery at Plas Brondanw is registered for weddings and civil ceremonies.

The Plas Brondanw gardens offer an incomparable setting for weddings and special celebrations of all kinds. The romantic setting of the gardens, the beauty and special atmosphere of the Orangery and the small scale of the reception facilities all make this the perfect choice for very special occasions.

For use of the gardens and Orangery for half day, the fee is £350.00. There is an additional cost for a small marquee.

We cater for small intimate celebrations and can offer full sit-down meals for up to 25 people (between October and March only) and a reception with finger food for up to 100 people.

Alternatively some people use the very special setting of the garden for wedding photographs and have their receptions elsewhere.


  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

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