Spring at Anglesey Abbey

Spring Daffodils at Anglesey Abbey

Join us at Anglesey Abbey as we welcome the first signs of spring this March. With lots to see and do, spring is the perfect time for a stroll around the gardens, with fresh life to be found around 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

Spring flowers

The gardens at Anglesey Abbey are always well worth a visit, but in spring they really come to life.

Nothing says spring like the sight of bright daffodils popping up all over the 114 acre estate, making Anglesey Abbey the perfect spot for a stroll.

Don’t miss the beautiful ‘sea of tulips’ carpeting the famous Himalayan Silver Birch Grove in the Winter Garden at Anglesey Abbey every spring.

Spring at Anglesey Abbey Gardens, Cambridgeshire
Girl in the spring gardens of Anglesey Abbey
Spring at Anglesey Abbey Gardens, Cambridgeshire

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. 

*Exclusive to spring* Continuing a Legacy

Selected dates through April and May 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 thegardens 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 will be 15 spaces available to pre-book, and 15 spaces available on the day on a first come, first served basis. Check back here for details in March. 

Spring Highlights Guide

Daily from 1 March - 31 May | 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!

Discover Lord Fairhaven's collection in the house

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

Anglesey Abbey in the Spring sunlight
Anglesey Abbey in the Spring sunlight
Anglesey Abbey in the Spring sunlight

In the house, we'll be continuing work on the exciting restoration project of the Long Gallery and Living Room throughout March, before moving into a transition period in April where the conservation team will begin a deep clean in preparation for reinstating the rooms towards the end of the month.

Throughout this time, you can enjoy experiencing Lord Fairhaven’s collection in different locations throughout the house, offering a new perspective.

A special highlight being the clock collection, which will be entirely displayed in the Dining Room, providing a unique opportunity to see the varied collection all in one place.

Uncover Lode Mill's history

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

4 - 8 March - Due to some essential conservation work beng carried out on the mill, we will not be milling between these dates but will still be open to view as normal. To find out more, click the link below.

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 this January?

Woodland Adventures

Family Explorers

Daily from 6 - 12 April | £2 per pack 

Jump into spring with one of our family explorer packs. Desgined to help you get the most out of your day they contain everything you might need to explore Anglesey Abbey as a family. 

Trails cost £2 per child, plus normal admission prices. Entry is free for National Trust members. 

Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunts

13 - 18 April, 10am - 1pm *Booking essential*

19 - 22 April, 10am - 3pm *Booking essential*

Search for clues at the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Visitors enjoying a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Search for clues at the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Explore the signs of spring and join us for a family adventure through the woods in our wildlife discovery area. Complete the trail to claim your chocolate prize.

Hoe Fen is home to many different animals, from tiny creatures up to families of deer. Syril the Squirrel, whilst wandering looking for acorns, has lost his way home. Meet him at the beginning of the Woodland Walk, and follow him down to the beginning of the trail to help him unlock the clues to find his way back, where a chocolatey treat will await you.

This year we will be running the Cadbury Easter Egg hunts for an extended period to help spread the fun over the Easter holidays. We'll be running them from Saturday 13 April to Monday 22 April. 

Find out how to book here.