Spring at Anglesey Abbey

Stunning displays of tulips in the Formal Garden at Anglesey Abbey

Join us at Anglesey Abbey as we celebrate this vibrant season with lots to see and do. It is the perfect time for a stroll around the gardens, with fresh life to be found at every corner: from tulips in the Formal Garden to daffodils in the Spring Garden, as well as plenty of new wildlife to spot.

Explore the gardens

Daily | Open from 9.30am

Inside the Winter Garden: Continuing a Legacy

Selected dates through April and May 2019 at 12noon | Free

As the Winter Garden turns 21, join a member of our garden team to learn more about the work that goes in to keeping the gardens looking fantastic all year round. 

Learn how we create the stunning displays from season to season, and how you can apply the same in your garden at home. 

There are a limited number of spaces available to pre-book here, with a few spaces available on the day on a first come, first served basis. 

Discover Lord Fairhaven's collection in the house

Open daily from 11.03am - 4.03pm (Last entry at 3pm)

Anglesey Abbey - Spring 2019

In the house, we continue work on the exciting restoration project of the Long Gallery and Living Room until Saturday 11 May. From Saturday 11, we are re-opening the front doors and inviting you to see what is new in the house, including the unveiling of the Living Room and Long Gallery. 

Experience Lord Fairhaven’s collection in different locations throughout the house, with a special highlight being the clock collection, which is on display in the Dining Room, providing a unique opportunity to see the varied collection all in one place.

Seasonal Garden Tours

Weekdays at 11.30am and 1.30pm | Free

Want to find out more about the fascinating gardens that Anglesey Abbey is so well known for? Join one of our friendly, knowledgeable garden guides for a tour of the gardens, picking out the favourite hot spots and what's looking good on the day of your visit.

Find out more here.

Please note: These tours are run by volunteers, and are subject to change. If you would like to take part, please call ahead of your visit to ensure that they are running on the day. 

Spring Tree Trail

Daily from 1 March - 31 May 2019 | £1 available from the Visitor Welcome Team

Anglesey Abbey has lots of unusual and interesting trees from all over the world. Become a nature detective and explore the gardens to discover ten different trees.

Pick up a leaflet for just £1 from the Visitor Welcome team, and explore Anglesey Abbey through the lens of ten fascinating trees across the gardens. At each tree, you will find instructions that will show you something you need to do, or help you learn an exciting fact about the tree!

Can you discover all ten?

Spring Highlights Guide

Daily from 1 March - 31 May  2019 | Pick your free copy up from the Visitor Welcome Team

Take advantage of this free, self-guided walk that will show you the current hot-spots of the garden. From hyacinths, to tulips and daffodils to wisteria this guide will allow you to experience all of the sights, scents and colours that Anglesey Abbey has to offer during the spring months.

Spanning from March to May, if your favourite isn't in flower yet, make sure you check the back for when to visit us again!


Uncover Lode Mill's history

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10.30 - 3.30 (Daily in half term)

From Monday 29th April work will begin to give Lode Mill’s exterior cladding a fresh coat of paint. Scaffolding will be erected around the Mill to enable access to the cladding, it will however still be open as usual.

Lode Mill was purchased by Lord Fairhaven in 1934, eight years after the Fairhaven brothers acquired the estate. After restoration work undertaken by the Cambridgeshire Wind and Watermill Society was completed in 1982, it has been milling corn ever since.

Located at half way through the Winter and Riverside walk, Lode Mill tells the story of grain to plate in the setting of a historic working watermill. 

Climb to the top floor and follow the process down to the freshly milled wholemeal flour on the ground floor. Why not pick up a bag and bake something new at home?

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