Storm damage at Plas Tan y Bwlch
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Plas Tan y Bwlch gardens open after 100mph storm damage

2 August 2014 Last updated at 10:54 BST

It was described as being like "a scene out of a disaster move" as 100mph (160km) winds swept through historic gardens.

Scores of centuries-old trees were felled in February, crushing rare plants at Plas Tan y Bwlch, near Penrhyndeudraeth in Gwynedd.

Now after six months restoration work, involving nearly 2,000 new plants and trees, the gardens are able to reopen.

Snowdonia National Park chiefs ultimately want to ensure the gardens are restored to their former glory.

Radio Wales' Chris Dearden spoke to Tony Russell, one of the men responsible for the clean-up, on the Good Morning Wales programme.