Dyffryn Gardens' fountain project

Throughout 2016 and 2017 we fundraised to restore a forgotten part of the garden, the fountain on the Great Lawn. Work has now begun to restore this dramatic feature.

The fountain project

Previous visitors to the gardens may well have noticed the empty pool near the vine walk. This pool was once a large, beautiful fountain that could be seen from the house.

Due to the structural weakness of the walls and a leaky bottom, the pool has been left empty for many years.

Our aim was to fundraise £75,000 to restore the fountain to its former glory. Thanks to generous donations from our visitors we have begun work to restore this feature. 

The first stage has been to supply the fountain with fresh clean water from a nearby borehole. In October of this year this was successfully completed. 

The next stage of the work is to remove all of the broken stonework and replace it with new watertight stone.

Visit us to see the work in progress, we anticipate the majority of the above ground work to take place in the spring with visitors being able to see the fountain in its full working glory by April 2019.

How can you help?

Visit us to buy a book from our second-hand book shop, take part in a fundraising event or pop a pound in one of our donation boxes, any amount you can give helps us revive our gardens to their former glory.