Summer at Anglesey Abbey

Join us this summer for a day of relaxation, exploration and discovery. With our Nature Detectives trail and Wildlife Discovery area for younger explorers and our Dazzling Dahlias delighting garden lovers, there's plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Start planning your adventure...

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Dazzling Dahlias* | 16 August - 30 September 

Pick up our dahlia guide on arrival and explore the riot of colour across the dahlia border and formal garden. On weekdays our garden team will regularly be working in the dahlia border keeping it looking tip top, so you can ask those all-important dahlia questions to find out what goes into making the display such a success.

*With the recent changeable weather, our dahlias are taking a little longer than usual to come in to their own. We're hoping that the gardens will be in full flower by late August. We'll keep you updated with their progress on our social channels in the meantime. If you're making a special trip to see them, please do check with us before you come. You can email us or call 01223 810080.

There's plenty of opportunity for fabulous photos of our displays, and don't forget to share them by tagging us online #AADazzlingDahlias 

Discover more about our dahlias

There are 14 distinct groups of Dahlia, seven of which you can find at Anglesey Abbey.
A ball dahlia at Anglesey Abbey
There are 14 distinct groups of Dahlia, seven of which you can find at Anglesey Abbey.

Family fun

Silhouettes of animals in a line up

The case of the missing seeds

Become a nature detective this summer. Discover more about the animals that live on the estate and see if you can solve the mystery. Follow the trail (£2 per trail) around the gardens and claim your reward at the end.

Soak up the summer sunshine

Family enjoying a summer picnic

Perfect picnics

Sit back, and feel the grass between your toes with an old fashioned summertime picnic! Don't panic if you've forgotten something, our Outdoor Kiosks in South Glade and the Arboretum are on hand with anything you might have missed - or even an ice cream for dessert!

Two teenagers lying on a blanket reading books

Lose yourself in a good book

Perhaps you enjoy a classic Austen novel, or like getting your teeth into a good crime fiction, maybe you're a fan of Harry Potter? Whatever your preference, we've plenty of calm spaces to get lost in your favourite paperback. Our top recommendations would be the Quiet Room, the Narcissus Garden or if you're after a spot of shade, a deckchair in the Pinetum would be perfect!

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