Adeiladwyd Plas Brondanw gan John ap Hywel, un o gyndeidiau Clough Williams-Ellis, oddeutu 1550. Rhoddwyd y ty i Clough gan ei dad ym 1908, ac yntau’n 25 oed.
It was for Brondanw’s sake that I worked and stinted,” he wrote,
“for its sake that I chiefly hoped to prosper. A cheque of ten pounds would come in and I would order yew hedging to that extent, a cheque for twenty and I would pave a further piece of terrace.”
In 1971 he said “It is warming indeed to see the avenues that I then planted growing so flourishingly and the whole place maturing in ever increasing beauty.”
Fodd bynnag, er yn llai adnabyddus na’i bentref a’i erddi ym Mhortmeirion, ystyrir gan lawer mai gerddi Brondanw yw creadigaeth bwysicaf Clough Williams-Ellis.
Defnyddir unrhyw elw a rhoddion i gyfrannu’n uniongyrchol at y gost o gynnal a chadw’r ardd. Cliciwch ar y mân-luniau isod i weld delweddau’r oriel.
“Plas Brondanw is a garden which, if it were less remotely sited, would be far more celebrated than it is.” Syr Roy Strong, Sunday Telegraph Magazine