Winter Garden - Anglesey Abby. The Winter Garden is a recent addition to the Abbey’s 120 acre site. It was designed by John Sales for the centenary of the first Lord Fairhaven, and created by the then-head gardener, Richard Ayres. Over the following 12 years, his successor Richard Todd developed the garden, along with seven gardeners and 25 volunteers.
Richard Todd | Actor - When World War II began, he served as an officer and paratrooper. During the war he met Major John Howard on Pegasus Bridge in Normandy. He would later appear in two films in which this scene was recreated: in D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) he played the commanding officer of the unit in which both of them served, and in The Longest Day (1962) he played Major Howard himself.