The Skylight Garden

Lean back, relax and explore our vast Fenland skies from the Skylight Garden.

The Skylight garden has been created as part of commemorations to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1st Lord Fairhaven, and the National Trust’s ownership of Anglesey Abbey.
 
Located at the northern end of the East Lawn, the Skylight Garden consists of two elements: an inner circle of twelve oak structures surrounded by hazel bushes, silver leafed pleached lime blocks and ornamental grasses; and two triangular shaped beds planted with Lilac bushes each side of a central design. These beds are under planted with prairie style planting schemes that give interest during the late summer and autumn.
 
The oak structures are designed to support visitors as they lean back to enjoy the vast Fenland skies – perhaps to identify cloud formations or just to watch the ever-changing shapes and images created them as they pass across the sky.