The Abbey House Gardens
With 1300 years of history, an English King, 2 Saints and now one of the Great Gardens of the World. Where the Cotswolds 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 as 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!".
Featuring formal knot gardens, spring bulbs, tulips (quarter of a million), hostas, laburnum tunnel, colonnade walk, roses (largest collection in the UK), japanese maples, fruit trees, double herbaceous borders, irises, alstroemerias, herb garden, monastic fish ponds.
Woodland and riverside walks with wildlife from water voles, the occasional otter, goldcrests, longtailed tits, treecreepers, kingfishers, woodpeckers to sparrowhawks, buzzards and swans.
The spirit of the place shines through and could be the best garden visit you ever make.
Owner: Rufus & Kristen Pollard
Address: Market Cross, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9AS
Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Tel: 01666 822212 or 01666 827650
Opening Times: April 1st - September 30th 11.00am - 5.30pm daily.
Admission: Adults £8.00, Concessions £7.00, Family Tickets £20
Minimum Group Size: (12+).
Special Events: Plays, Demonstrations, Sculpture and Exhibitions. Also licensed for Civil Marriage/Partnerships,