Summer at Anglesey Abbey

Join us this summer for a day of relaxation, exploration and discovery. With our Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery play area for younger explorers and our romantic rose garden delighting garden lovers, there's plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Start planning your adventure.

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Summer in the garden

The garden at Anglesey Abbey comes alive in the summer months, from the sweet scent of roses in the Rose Garden, to the show-stopping dahlias in the Formal Garden, there’s so much to see, smell and enjoy. 

Complimenting the wider gardens, the Rose Garden beams with a quintessential English atmosphere. From early June, right through to October, it produces a vibrant display of 40 different varieties of rose, with a wonderful scent in the air to match.

Designed with care and attention, the Herbaceous Border is now one of the most anticipated areas within Lord Fairhaven's garden, with the first few pops of colour appearing in May ready for a spectacular show of colour throughout the months to follow. Over 230 varieties of plants adorn the borders, reaching their peak in June and July.

Found to the west of the gardens, the Wildflower Meadows cover approximately 25 acres and contain over 50 species of wildflowers. Throughout the summer, the meadows become a hive of activity, with butterflies, small birds and numerous insects, including precious bees on the search for pollen and nectar. 



Discover the delights of the Herbaceous Border together
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Discover the delights of the Herbaceous Border together

Family fun

Soak up the summer sunshine

Family enjoying a summer picnic

Perfect picnics

Sit back, and feel the grass between your toes with a summertime picnic. Don't panic if you've forgotten something, our Outdoor Kiosk in the garden is on hand with anything you might have missed, including ice-creams.

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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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