Plan your visit to Abbey House Manor, Malmesbury

Visit our gardens

Open on the second Saturday of every month

10:00am - 4:00pm

May to October

Our gardens have many chapters in their incredible history, and we're thrilled to be beginning our next chapter with the long-term goal of restoring them into an abundance of colour, scent and personality.

Follow our journey

The Abbey House Manor garden is a place guests have loved exploring for many years, so we're thrilled to have reopened our doors to be able to continue our story, having raised over £3000 for local charities already. With the help of our fantastic Head Gardener, Freya Langford, we're gradually restoring this space to better display the magnificent designs created by Barbara and Ian Pollard. Our current focuses are to improve and nurture our River Garden, Parterre Garden, and Kitchen Garden. In fact, we're already growing herbs, vegetables, fruit, and cut flowers for The Old Bell Hotel as a way to share our garden with the town.

Our gardening team

We’re thrilled to have engaged the award-winning Graduate Gardeners for the rejuvenation project. Head Gardener, Freya Langford formerly of BBC TV Gardeners’ World, leads the team of experienced Head and Assistant gardeners, Andy Spreadbury and Alan Tarling, supported by the talented Rachael Fear.


Adults: £5 (plus booking fee) when booked online or £7 on the day (subject to availability)

Children (under 12): free

All proceeds will go to local groups and charities via Malmesbury Carnival.

Please note that some parts of the garden are closed while the magic happens, and this is reflected in the ticket prices.

Opening days/times

Opening days: 13th August | 10th September | 8th October

Opening times: 10-4pm (last admission 3pm)

Visitors can expect to see something new at each open day, with behind-the-scenes snippets from our volunteer guides.

Food and drink

There are no on-site refreshments or picnic facilities this season, but you'll find plenty of independent eateries right on our doorstep. In fact, our very own Saints and Sinners restaurant at The Old Bell is just around the corner and is home to plenty of delicious, British classics.


  • Assistance dogs only
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Free carer entry
  • Parking nearby
  • Toilets

Book your visit

There's something new to see every time you visit the gardens. Book now and follow our journey.

Our story

After restoring the wonderful Old Bell Hotel, find out what Kim and Whit's next plans are to retain Abbey House Manor’s integrity and history.

Contact us

Want to get in touch with our team? Simply drop us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.