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.
|2021 (21 Mar 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)|
- 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
- Min group size - 20
- French spoken
- 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:
- Very Good104
- DREGSGrafham, United KingdomWhat a peaceful place for a walkFriday, 10th September 2021From a tortoise, very tall sunflowers, low hedges with apples growing and large squashes there are numerous things to interest anyone here. The koi and sturgeon in the fish tanks at the entrance are... Read full review
- Wendy SStroud, United KingdomImmensely disappointingFriday, 10th September 2021Visited this garden many times over 20 years and loved it, so took a friend for a Birthday treat in September. We heard the Pollard family had sold it but we were extremely disappointed with what we... Read full review
- hughshanFerryside, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesClosedSaturday, 9th October 2021We had hoped to visit the Abbey House Gardens,when we were in Malmesbury. On the website it said that they were open until the end of October. However, we were there early October and they were... Read full review