Abbey House and Gardens
With 1300 years of history, an English King, 2 Saints and now one of the Great Gardens of the World. Where the Cotswold meets the West Country, featured on many TV programmes this truly spectacular 5 acre garden beside the 12th century Abbey Church in the centre of Medieval Malmesbury and straddling the River Avon has brought praise from around the world.
Words used to describe it range from Unique, Unforgettable, Magical, Paradise, Heaven on Earth, through to ‘This garden alone made my visit to the UK worthwhile’, ‘The loveliest truly English garden on the planet’, ‘A real national treasure for the future’ and from Alan Titchmarsh “The WOW factor is here in abundance!”. The spirit of the place shines through and could be the best garden visit you ever make. We have over 2000 different roses (largest collection in the UK) and 10,000 tulips planted annually.
2020 will see Cotswold Sculptors Association back with even more impressive indoor and outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, building on their smashing success of the 2019 season. The spirit of the place shines through and could be the best garden visit you ever make.
Opening Times: 11am – 5.30pm April 1st – September 30th
Admission Rates: Adults £8.00 Concessions £7.00
Group Rates: Minimum Group Size: (12+).
Facilities: Cafe. Play areas for Children
Disabled Access: Yes.
Tours/Events: Plays, Demonstrations, Sculpture and Exhibitions. Also licensed for Civil Marriage/Partnerships, See website for additional information.
Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2 hours minimum
Booking Contact: Rufus & Kristen Pollard, Abbey House Gardens, Market Cross, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9AS
Tel: 01666 827650, Fax: 01666 822782
Location: In Malmesbury town centre. Off A429 between M4 junction 17 (5miles) and Cirencester (12 miles). Coaches drop passengers in centre of town, 3 minute level walk from garden. Cars follow signs for long stay car park from Malmesbury town centre. Garden is 5 min walk across the bridge, up the Abbey steps and entered left of Cloister Garden.
Updated: December 2019