Last month, whilst visiting relatives in Cambridgeshire, we went to Anglesey Abbey and Gardens.
And just to avoid any confusion…it’s not near Anglesey and there isn’t an abbey there either!
But what there is to see is a beautiful house (which used to be a priory), wonderful gardens and a working watermill.
There were some stunning roses in the Rose Garden near the house…
The Herbaceous Garden was a riot of colour!
It was designed and created in the 1950s by the 1st Lord Fairhaven and his close friend, Major Vernon Daniels.
Forming a D-shape are beech hedges which surround the garden and protect the blooms from the wind.
There are five beds filled with plants chosen to flower mainly in June and July. And they’re looked after by a team of seven gardeners.
The pale blue, almost lilac, delphiniums definitely stole the show for me!
There’s also a Winter Garden planted with Himalayan silver birch trees.
And here’s the watermill…
Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust property. For details of its location and opening times, please see their website.
If you visit on certain days of the week, you can explore inside the house too…which I definitely recommend!
P.S. They’re holding a Dahlia Festival there from September 7th-15th.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)