Dyffryn Gardens fountain project
Throughout 2016 and 2017 we have been fundraising to restore a forgotten part of the garden. Enough money has been raised to begin to work but we are still short of our final target.
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. Although we haven't raised the total amount yet we have enough in the coffers to begin work.
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 June 2018.
How can you help?
Visit us to buy a book from our second-hand book corner, take part in a fundraising event or pop a pound in one of our donation boxes.
Make a donation today
To donate £3 to our fountain project text FOUNTAIN to 70123
This is a charity donation service. You will be charged £3, plus one message at your standard network rate. The National Trust will receive 100% of your donation. If you’d rather we didn’t contact you in future, text NOCOMMS NT to 70060. If you wish to discuss this mobile payment call 0203 282 7863. A Registered charity in England and Wales (no: 205846)