*Abbey House Gardens are now open again, with social distancing practices in place. Find out more.*
Beside the Abbey Church in Malmesbury and straddling the River Avon, this truly spectacular 5 acre garden has brought praise from around the world.
These are just some of the comments from our visitor’s book:
‘I thought I’d seen all the best gardens in the world – until now!’
‘The loveliest truly English garden on the planet!’
'This garden alone made my visit to the UK worthwhile’.
With over 1000 years of history, burial place of an English King, knot gardens, herb gardens, river walk, monastic fish ponds, waterfall, over 2,000 different roses (largest collection in the UK), over 100,000 tulips, 10,000 different plants with constant colour from March to November, these 5 acres are a must see garden and history experience with an approximately half hour drive from Bath.
p.s. you can even get married here!’
We are open 11am – 5.30pm from 21st March to 31st October.
|2020 (21 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)|
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Plant Sales
- On-Site café/restaurant - Light refreshment
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- In town/city centre
- French spoken
- Min group size - 20
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- French printed material
- German printed material
- Japanese printed material
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given - Please contact website for details
- Guided Tours Available for Groups - Length of tour approximately 80 minutes
Map & Directions
From M4 jct 17, Stanton St Quinton roundabout take exit signposted Cirencester. Continue on A429 entering through Lower Stanton St Quinton, continue on A429 through Corston and Burton Hill and on entering Malmesbury at Priory Post take second exit onto High Street (signposted town centre) - Market Cross at the top of High Street. Total - 7 miles.
Public Transport Directions
From Chippenham bus station - 10 miles. Monday - Friday service no. 92/93 departs on the hour every hour to Malmesbury - approximate time 35 minutes.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2020
- Very Good98
- ozjohn_travellerSydneyTotally unexpected, never to be forgotten garden. Brilliant!Friday, 10th April 2020I was visiting Malmesbury Abbey. As I exited I saw a sign suggesting I was passing one of the finest gardens in England. Travelling from Australia, the challenge was irresistible. This is magnificent... Read full review
- AntoniaTripBristol, United KingdomAlways good to come back and see old friendsSunday, 5th July 2020The old friend being this garden. It has taken a bit of a battering since Lockdown, probably due to lack of garden staff. It needs a complete overhall in the main gardens. All the timber pergolas and... Read full review
- Goldcat1London, United KingdomDisappointingSaturday, 25th July 2020Sad to see that this once lovely garden has suffered in recent times. Planting is sparce in many areas, and weeds seem to be taking over, and broken light abounded. We used to love this garden when... Read full review