Conservation in Action - A new lawn for the Dahlia Garden

Picture of a digger removing lawn in Dahlia Garden

We've recently undertaken a major conservation project to improve the lawn in the Dahlia Garden.

Famed for its amazing display of late summer / early autumn colour, the Dahlia Garden with over 70 varieties of dahlia is un-surprisingly one of the most visted areas of the gardens.

This heavy footfall led to excessive wear & tear on the lawn, together with compaction of the soil, which means we frequently had to close the garden due to flooding after periods of heavy rainfall.

The existing lawn & top layer of soil was removed, and replaced by a thick layer of sharp sand, upon which a new Hero Hybrid lawn was laid.

The new lawn is a mixture of real grass sown into artifical grass, making it stronger & more durable - in fact its the same surface used by Wembley, Twickenham and a number of Premier League football clubs.

Whilst the new lawn will improve accessibility to the garden, it comes with a price tag, in this case around £23,000.

The only way we could fund this project & countless others we undertake each year is with your support. Whether through your membership or admission fees, purchases in the shop or restaurant - all profits go towards helping us look after Anglesey Abbey for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you for your support.