Accessibility: ACCESS STATEMENT - NATIONAL TRUST BODNANT GARDEN (Revised October 2009) We aim to ensure that all our visitors have comfortable facilities in a safe and healthy environment wherever reasonably practicable, and visitors are made to feel welcome throughout their stay. PARKING / ACCESS TO GARDEN • Designated parking areas provided for visitors with disabilities • Access to the Garden from the car park is via a ramp and underpass; benches, handrail and lighting are provided along the ramp route. THE GARDEN • Visitors are advised to wear appropriate outdoor footwear. • Children must be property supervised at all times. There are many water features within the Garden and visitors should take care around them. • Consists of both flat and sloped areas, some of which are steep in places with numerous steps. • There are way-marked routes for wheelchairs and pushchairs. • There are regular rest points (benches) around the Garden. • Gravelled, grassed and historically stepped pathways lead to lower levels of the Garden. Some pathways may have exposed tree roots. Only a few steps have handrails. • Exit from the Garden for wheelchairs and pushchairs is via an electronic gate adjacent to Visitor Reception. TOILETS • Gents, Ladies and Accessible toilets location in the car park up stepped or an alternative sloped access. Baby changing facilities are also available. • An additional Accessible toilet is available from a flat access at the exterior north gable end of the Pavilion Tea-room. • Gents, Ladies, Accessible and baby changing facilities are provided at the lower level of the Garden next to The Old Mill. PAVILION TEA-ROOM • Stepped access to the front of the Tea-room. • Ramped access leads into the Tea-room from the car park area for wheelchair and pushchair access. SERVICES / FACILITIES • A limited number of wheelchairs are available in the car park for visitor use. These are available free and cannot be booked in advance. • The guide book is available at cost from Visitor Reception and is also available in Braille. • A map of the Garden is available suggesting a route avoiding steps and steep gradients. • National Trust staff and volunteers are available to answer general questions. OTHER INFORMATION • Dogs are not allowed (unless assistance dogs) in the Garden but can be walked on a lead in the car park. • There are no public telephones within the Garden and mobile telephone coverage is poor for some networks. • Additional information can be sourced through the Bodnant Garden website (www.bodnant-garden.co.uk) or via e-mail (email@example.com) and telephone (01492 650460).
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