Abbey House Gardens

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Garden Category: South West England Gardens

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  • Abbey House Gardens is a country house garden in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, covering 5 acres (20,200 m²). Privately owned, the gardens—but not the house itself—are open to the public seven days a week from late March until late October. It is one of the main tourist attractions in England’s oldest town, Malmesbury.

    With 1300 years of history, the first King of England buried somewhere in the garden, two saints thrown down the well, and now one of the great gardens of the world.

    An amazing 5 acre garden in Malmesbury’s beautiful and historic town centre. It’s creation in less than 5 years is the first of many surprises. Growing here are over 2000 different roses – the largest private collection in the country – 2000 herbs and 2000 other plant species, all laid out personally by a tenacious and visionary owner and his gardener with sympathy to the site’s rich history.

    Against the stunning backdrop of Malmesbury Abbey, set around a sixteenth century house, discover formal gardens, a ‘Celtic cross’ knot garden, herbaceous borders, a ‘mediaeval’ herb garden encircled by fruit cordons, foliage and bog gardens. Wooded walks to river and monastic fish ponds with kingfisher and swans having lovely views along the way. Read more…

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