Welcome to The Erlas Victorian Walled Garden Website

Erlas Victorian Walled Garden is based in Wrexham and aims to promote and protect the health of people with disabilities by providing meaningful daytime activity, education and work experience



Tithe maps of 1838 show an existing garden, although little more is known about this early period. The existing Bryn Estyn House replaced an earlier Georgian house belonging to the Wrexham Lloyd banker family. Continue reading “History”



In the early 2000’s a group of people were interested in promoting the wellbeing, skills and employability for those whose disabilities and/or circumstances prevented them accessing mainstream opportunities. Continue reading “Restoration”


Future Plans

We propose to transform the Garden into a major community resource to be used for a wide range of purposes, by a wide range of users. Continue reading “Future Plans”

Recent Comments from our Visitors’ Book

“Such an inspired project” – Sue Stanford, Acton Community Council

“I am stunned at the amount of work that has been done to the gardens since I last visited. It is a credit to the workers and volunteers – their dedication and hard work has been enormous. Well done to everyone concerned.” – Barbara Roxburgh, Mayor of Wrexham

Lovely to see the new people helping as well as old friends and new features in the garden too. Well done to all!” –  Norah and Ian Lucas, M.P.

“I’ve always enjoyed visiting and our son has found peace here” – Steve and Keris Williams

“Great visit, beautiful weather – maybe too hot!” – The Chirk Methodist Wives and Friends

“Soul enhancing, peaceful, well-loved garden” – Tony Moscrop, WCBC

“So so stunning and tranquil” – Amanda East, Flying Start, Wrexham.

“What an Aladdin’s cave. Great work going on. Fabulous” – Sharon Parry, Flying Start Wrexham 

“Thank you very much for the pink and white confetti you produced for our wedding – the colours are perfect and the confetti will look lovely on our wedding day. Thank you too for delivering the bags to my mum – a big help” – Lyndsey and Pete July 2016

Great to see how the garden(s) have been developed since my last visit and it is uplifting to hear of your plans for the future. You will be supported by Wales Historic Gardens Trust (Clwyd Branch) – Glynis Shaw.

“Greg, my son, has come on leaps since attending the garden as a recruit. He has a brain injury acquired whilst in the armed forces.” – Ron Vickers, Garden Village.

“Very enjoyable walk followed by some lovely cakes and coffee” – Anne Casey, Wrexham

“What a lovely working environment. Carry on the good work” – M Jones, Bala.