The house was initially used as a domestic dwelling, a school and an approved school
for boys. From the late 1950’s onwards it appears that the house fell into disrepair
and ruin and was used as a hideout by local children and teenagers
The Watkin Jones Homes Group and Ravenscroft Homes North Wales Limited developed a housing estate on the former site of an impressive manor house known Plas Foel-Lus, Graiglwyd Road, Penmaenmawr. The ordinance survey map of 1891 highlights the location of the house and its boundary. There is evidence that the grounds of the house was home to an ornamental lake, which was serviced by the stream, which runs along the boundary. This is supported by local historian, Dennis Roberts.
About the Garden
The garden is in its ninth year. Some areas are quite mature while others have just being planted. The garden is ever changing and the work is never done. The garden has a variety of herbaceous planting, shrubs and trees in a fantastic rural setting.
You can visit the garden at any time please contact us to make an appointment. We welcome garden clubs and societies. We will be open again under the NGS open garden scheme next year. Our main garden opening is Saturday 8th 9 11-4) and Sunday 9th June (11-3)