Abbey House Manor, Malmesbury

See our gardens blossom

Open on the second Saturday of every month

10:00am - 4:00pm

May to October

We're writing a bold new chapter in the thousand year story of our historic gardens. As we reimagine this botanical haven, we invite you to be part of our journey.

Our evergreen heritage

With over 1000 years of history and Malmesbury’s stunning 12th-century Abbey next door, there's plenty to discover. You can expect to see something new each time you visit, with behind-the-scenes snippets from our volunteer guides. As we reimagine the gardens, bold decisions are being made to rejuvenate key areas. You will discover removal of plantings and hedges that have run their course. This is a much-loved garden which is in a season of replanting and you will learn the methodology behind this approach when you visit.

Book your visit

Our gardens will be opening on selected days between 10-4pm so you can pop in to see what's new. Last admission 3pm.

Tickets are just £5 plus a booking fee, when booked online or £7 on the day (subject to availability). Children under 12 free. All proceeds will go to Malmesbury Carnival for distribution to local groups and charities.

Opening days: 14th May | 11th June | 9th July | 13th August | 10th September | 8th October

A blooming great location

With an incredible central location in the heart of Malmesbury, there’s plenty to see and do within walking distance of our gardens. Take a stroll through town and stop by The Athelstan Museum (featuring the Turner watercolor), Malmesbury Abbey, or visit our very own Saints and Sinners restaurant at The Old Bell after your garden tour for our delicious afternoon tea, lunch or dinner.

Nurtured, naturally

Our gardeners are at the heart of everything we do; they help preserve our gardens and make them a place guests have loved exploring for many years. We’re lucky to have a fantastic team of skilled and experienced gardeners led by Head Gardener, Freya Langford, formerly of BBC Gardeners' World and an RHS award winning garden designer.


There are no on-site refreshments or picnic facilities this season, but you’ll find plenty of independent cafes, restaurants and pubs right next to the gardens in Malmesbury including The Birdcage, The Old Bell Hotel, The Kings Arms, The Summer Café, Abbey Café, Michael’s Bistro & Deli, The Whole Hog, Jackdaws Coffee House, The Smoking Dog, La Campagna, Spice Merchant, Coffee#1, The Rose & Crown.

Contact us

Want to get in touch with our team? Simply drop us an email at and we'll get back to you soon.

Abbey House Manor
Market Cross
SN16 9AS

Parking is free for two hours in the Station Long Stay, SN16 0DY, with access to the gardens via steep steps. Short stay and disabled parking is available in the Cross Hayes, SN16 9BZ. Toilets are available in the gardens, nearby Oxford Street and the Town Hall. Guide dogs only.