The Secret Owl Garden

Open all year round, The Secret Owl Garden is just 12 minutes down the road from Bluestone. With something for everyone, you’re sure to have a hoot!

The Secret Owl Garden has the largest collection of owls in Wales and is set in the beautiful grounds of Picton Castle. 

The entry fee includes entry to the castle grounds, entry to The Secret Owl Garden, restaurant and other facilities. Throughout the day, you can revisit your favourite owls as many times as you like whilst exploring the castle grounds. 

Learn all about Owls! 

Immerse yourself in the owl world and inspire and amaze the kids. Meet owls from around the world, learn all about these fascinating birds of prey and watch them take it in turns to fly freely around the garden. 

The Secret Owl Garden also offers owl flying experiences which allow visitors to get up close to the owls and have a go at flying them. 

On a private flying experience, you’ll fly 3 different types of owl for over an hour and a half, walk with them around the gardens and call them down to your glove as many times as you like. As part of the flying experience, you’ll also enjoy a hot drink in the cafe and receive some fantastic photos to remind you of your special day. 

Group taster sessions are also available throughout the day. In these sessions you’ll spend 30 minutes flying an owl to your glove around the centre. 

The Secret Owl Garden

Wise Facts

  • There are currently 3 pairs of breeding owls at The Secret Owl Garden
  • There are currently 30 owls overall
  • Popeye, the European Eagle Owl is rather famous here at Bluestone!
  • The owls at The Secret Owl Garden take it in turns to fly freely throughout the day
  • A group of owls is called a parliament
  • There are around 200 different species of owl in the world
  • Owls fly silently compared to other birds of prey. This is due to their special wings which break up the air so that no sound is made during flight! Fluffy feathers on their wings and legs absorb sound frequencies to make the owl’s flight even quieter. 

Species of owls at The Secret Owl Garden currently include:

  • Snowy Owl
  • Barn Owl
  • European Eagle Owl
  • Tawny Owl
  • Southern White-faced Owl
  • Long-eared Owl

Picton Castle Roundup

  • 40 Acre garden which is full of surprises for the family
  • Adventure playground
  • Bistro style restaurant 
  • Art gallery

Contact Information:

The Secret Owl Garden
Picton Castle
The Rhos
SA62 4AS 

Tel: 01437 751725

Open Daily: 10am to 5pm

For more information visit