The gardens at St. Fagans are perhaps one of Wales’s best-kept secrets. From the formal gardens of St. Fagans Castle, to the cottage gardens that provided food for working families, they offer a real insight into the lives of Welsh people throughout history.
The gardens surrounding many of the re-erected houses reflect what the original inhabitants would have grown. Each garden at the Museum, from the designed Rosery to the smallest informal cottage garden, is an integral part of the Museum’s collections, and has its own story to tell. Our gardeners often hold demonstrations and would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Regular special events are held in the woodlands and gardens inside St Fagans, so be sure to check the official website for details.
Of course, a day out at St Fagans Museum isn’t just about the gardens. The buildings can also be explored from the inside. There is a tollhouse from the time of the Rebecca Riots, a recreated Celtic Village, medieval farmhouses, a working flour mill and bakery (don’t miss out on a loaf of warm St Fagans bread, which really is made the old fashioned way). There are a selection of Welsh coracles and fishing equipment, a blacksmith’s workshop and pottery, a post office from the WWII era, and of course, old St Fagans Castle itself.
Exploring everything takes a full day or even more but families can come back as often as they please. Entry is free and open to all.
Address: St Fagans: National History Museum, Cardiff
Postcode: CF5 6XB
Tel number: 029 2057 3500
Web Address: www.museumwales.ac.uk/stfagans
Opening Hours: Opening hours 1000-1700
Admission Charges: FREE
Parking Charges: £3.50 per car
Group information: Group Visits on demand