Useful links

Portmeirion village
This is the official website of Portmeirion village, developed by Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1976, see Portmeirion history page. Here is a wealth of information about the village and its buildings, as well as room details and availability. There are also notices of special functions.
Llyn Gwynant Campsite
Clough Williams-Ellis bought the ancient farm Hafod Lwyfog in the 1930s. He gave the top ridge to the National Trust to encourage the formation of the Snowdonia National Park. The lower farm and house was given as a wedding present to his daughter Charlotte. Today this exceptionally beautiful place has a large campsite run by her descendants, dedicated to Clough's and Charlotte's conservation ideals.

Plas Cadnant Gardens is another historic Welsh garden currently being restore. The gardens are, situated between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. To visit this very special place contact Plas Cadnant, Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey, LL59 5NH
Telephone: 01248 717007 email:

Snowdonia National Park -
This is the website of the Snowdonia National Park Authority, with ample information about the Snowdonia area. Clough was instrumental in setting up the Snowdonia National Park, see comments above on the Llyn Gwynant campsite.

Geograph -
The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of the UK and Eire.
Find images of the Brondanw garden at
The square kilometre grid reference for Brondanw garden is SH6142

Transportdirect: -
Britain's free online travel planner. Plan your journey to the Brondanw garden from any part of Britain, using the postcode LL48 6SW to locate the destination.

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust -
Plas Brondanw is recorded as one of the historic landscapes of the Vale of Ffestiniog .Use the link for the english page about Plas Brondanw.

Gathering the Jewels -
The jewels to be gathered here are treasures of Welsh culture. Here you will find over 20,000 images from museums, libraries and record offices in Wales including an aerial photograph of Plas Brondanw, Llanfrothen, 1993. ----english

Royal Horticultural Society -
Royal Horticultural Society Journals, The Garden, September 2001
Jenny Hendy trained as a botanist and writes about people, plants and gardens. Her description of Brondanw gardens is available at

Review of a recent BBC documentary
Review of a recent film for BBC 2 Wales, first broadcast December 7 2006, which includes interview footage with Clough Williams-Ellis

Plas Tan y Bwlch -
The Environmental Study Centre for the Snowdonian National Park Authority providing courses, training and accommodation.

A Guide to 92 Historic Welsh Parks & Gardens -