American Museum Gardens

American Museum Garden, Bath

At the American museum there is a garden which is based on the Mount Vernon Garden at George Washington's home.

The American Museum & Gardens in Bath underwent major works in 2018 to transform it into one of the finest gardens in the South of England.

Opened by Alan Titchmarsh, the New American Garden was designed by Washington DC based firm Oehme, van Sweden and was their first UK commission.
There are many new features including a natural amphitheatre, extensive borders full of colour and a wheelchair friendly encircling the lawns.
The Museum's gardens also feature a reproduction of George Washington's upper garden as it would have appeared on his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia in 1799. Our Mount Vernon garden features ornamental planting, fruit and vegetables, and boxwood hedges in the shape of four fleur de lis which symbolize the friendship between America's first president and the Marquis de Lafayette.

American Museum and Gardens opening times 2020
American Museum and Gardens opening times 2020
Gardens and special exhibition (Night & Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs) June 24 – November 1, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm - see website for days and times.
Café (takeaway only at this time) and an adapted WC.

Please note: Claverton Manor – main collection remains closed. You can keep up to date via our website and social media channels.

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Is the American Garden National Trust?
Is the American Garden in Bath dog friendly?
The grounds of the Americam Museum are dog friendly on leads.


  • Street: The American Museum, Claverton Manor
  • Postcode: BA2 7BD
  • City: Bath
  • County: Somerset
  • Country: United Kingdom


  • Telephone: 01225 460503
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