Anglesey Abbey Flower Forecast

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The Herbaceous Border 

Designed for summer, the Herbaceous Border usually reaches its peak in June and July, but with changing weather patterns it can be a delightful place to sit back and relax from early May.

Lord Fairhaven designed the Herbaceous Border in the early 1950s, in what had been an ornamental vegetable and flower garden.

The five curving borders are surrounded by closely clipped beech hedging to provide shelter. In the centre of the garden he placed a statue of the Saxon God Tiw, by the leading 18th - Century sculptor, Michael Rysbrack, which he had purchased from Stowe.

Blooming lovely: Rose season is here! 

Located next to the House, the Rose Garden contains 40 beds, each with a different variety of rose. Due to flower in June, the display is usually anticipated to stretch right through to September, with early and late blooms catching us by surprise. 

The first bloom has been, which offered a beautoful display of vibrant, floral blooms. The Garden team have been working hard to prune the garden, as we eagerly await for their second flower. 

Find out more about the Rose Garden below, and be sure to keep a track on their progress as we wait for their second bloom. 

Picture of 2016 Dahlia Lapel Badge next to a dahlia flower

Support the work in the gardens 

Pick up one of our garden inspired pin badges on your next visit to play your part in keeping Anglesey Abbey's gardens blooming. With three to choose from depending on the time of your visit, use it as a memento from your day spent with us. Badges can be picked up for a suggested £1 donation at various points across the estate. Looking for other way's to support us? Why not take part in the Special Places raffle. Click here to find out more.

A hive of activity in the Wildflower Meadows

There are 25 acres of wildflower meadow spread across Anglesey Abbey, all providing a haven for bees, insects and birds. The really good chalk grassland flowers that we have here contribute to the gardens being recognised as a County Wildlife site. Head Gardener, David Jordan, once recorded 56 different species of wildflower int he meadows between April and August.

A particularly important flower is that of the Yellow Rattle' a hemi-parasite that grows by invading the roots of grasses with it's own roots, reducing the vigour of them and allowing other species to take hold. 

To keep track of our Wildflower Meadows as they develop, check back on this page as the summer season continues.  

Latest updates

16 Aug 19

The Dahlia Garden is now open for 2019

The Dahlia Garden is now officially open for this year's season. Join us from 9-29 September as we share the wide variety of dahlias at Anglesey Abbey with our Dazzling Dahlias celebration.

Dahlia Garden at Anglesey Abbey

12 Aug 19

Blooming beautiful roses for a second time this year.

The rose beds in the Rose Garden are getting ready for their second bloom. Keep your eyes peeled on this page and our social media channels for the best time to catch them in the coming weeks.

Buds for the second time in the Rose Garden

06 Aug 19

Catch the last few blooms

The garden team are now beginning to cut back some of the blooms that have reached their peak throughout June and July, beginning the preparations for next years blooms. Take the opportunity to catch those last few remaining perennials before the season finishes.

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' in flower in the hot borders