English Gardens - West Midlands

Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, Wiltshire


Attractive Gardens in the heart of Malmesbury


The gardens reached round the back of Malmesbury Abbey have been lovingly created over the last 20 years from a wilderness. The formal gardens in front of the (private) Abbey House have low trimmed box hedges with topiary yews and flower beds full of spring flowering bulbs, to be followed later by roses.

Abbey House Gardens
There is a knot garden and a wheel shaped herb garden with a fountain in the centre. Later in the spring, there is a laburnum tunnel.
Steps lead down to the lower terrace which drops down through the woodland and wild garden to the river with the monastic fish ponds.

The trimmed hedges divide the garden up into compartments making it feel secret. The gardens have obviously been created with love and are well cared for.

Abbey House Gardens

Abbey House Gardens

Visitors should however be aware that these are the gardens of the naked gardeners. The owners can be found working in the gardens in just knee pads. They also have certain Clothes Optional Days. Check events on their website for dates before planning a visit.

The post code is SN16 9AS and the grid reference is ST 933872.


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