Plas Newydd is now open from 10am till 5pm every day except Tuesday with last entry to the house at 4pm.
Last orders for the tearooms is also at 4pm.
The tearooms/shop area has been refurbished over the winter months and is lighter and more spacious. It offers a range of homemade soups, light lunches, cakes and scones.
The garden is a spring delight, full of primroses and tulips with wild garlic in the Dell.
At the 20th anniversary of the Llangollen Fringe event held recently at the White Waters Sue reminded people about the Plas Newydd Art competition entitled Dee Valley Myths and Legends to link into the Wales Year of Legends.
This is for adults and children and can be paintings, sketches or photos.
Deadline for entries is Sunday July 16.
Many myths abound in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to inspire creativity including King Arthur and the Holy Grail , Bran and his magic cauldron, giants and dragons.
Gill Smith from Llangollen Museum is giving a talk at Plas Newydd on Wednesday April 26, from 6.30 to 8.30pm on the topic Local Myths and Legends.
If you are looking for something for the family don’t forget Threadwork to sew the carvings. It's a free family event at Y Caban on Friday April 21. Drop in from 10am to 1pm.
Plas Newydd's art Exhibition this month in Y Caban – is by Jim Heath a local artist from Chirk who is showing some local and French paintings in watercolours and oils.
Plas Newydd's is also looking to put on an exhibition on the history of the Rotary Garden Fete held there this year on June 3. Organisers are looking for photos and stories by Wednesday May 24.
* For details, call 01978 862834, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.