Abbey House Garden, Malmesbury
Abbey House in Malmesbury was once part of the Benedictine Monastery founded about 666 AD.
The site for Abbey House and its Garden was cultivated by monks for medicinal herbs and also as the Abbots garden. Since the dissolution by Henry V111 in 1539 the property been privately owned and over the past twenty years has been developed to become a garden delight to gardening lovers from all over the world.
WHAT TO SEE
- In the spring the borders are a mass of colours with thousands of tulips and daffodils.
- There are 2,000 roses throughout the garden with many climbers, intermingling with foxgloves and other flowers.
- A circular herb area has 2,000 herbs which give a great display in the summer.
- To the front of the historic house you will see clever designs of topiary.
- There is a covered walk featuring sculptures and overhanging laburnum trees in late Spring.
- Paths lead you down to the bottom garden where there are shade loving plants, specimen trees and shrubs. Walk along the the river including St Aldhelm's Pool where you might be lucky to see Kingfishers and Yellow Wagtails.
- Make sure you see Malmesbury Abbey where King Athelstan was buried which is only 200 yards away. An unforgettable afternoon.
Opening times 2020 Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury
Normally from mid March. See website for details. No dogs. Light refreshments. Disabled access upper parts, or with carer all of the garden. Guided tours available.
How long should I allow for a visit to Abbey House Gardens?
Allow around 2 hours.
What are the garden highlights?
Tulips, roses, herbs and river walk.
Is Abbey House Garden National Trust?
No the garden is privately owned
- Street: The Abbey House Gardens
- Postcode: SN16 9AS
- City: Malmesbury
- County: Wiltshire
- Country: United Kingdom
- Telephone: 01666 822212
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