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A nice historic garden near the Abbey

The historical garden is well kept and a nice location for weddings and other festivities. Worth to... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Bad Hersfeld, Germany
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Loved it

Such varied reviews but we loved it. We were in the area for a couple of nights and love gardens... read more

Reviewed yesterday
barry m
bishops stortford
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Malmesbury SN16 9AS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Such varied reviews but we loved it. We were in the area for a couple of nights and love gardens but the Abbey was shut but the couple that run it opened up specially for us and another small group that similarly wanted to visit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank barry m
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The historical garden is well kept and a nice location for weddings and other festivities. Worth to visit, but high entrance fee!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hjkr
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Close to the Abbey - admission charge applies. A lovely mix of quite formal gardens on the higher level and then terraces leaving down to the river which you can wander around to your heart's content. There is also a small cafe by a relaxing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

The garden is in appalling state, no names of the plants, weeds everywhere, plants badly placed. They cant be serious charging for that!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

This garden is really a "hidden gem". The entrance does not prepare you for the extent and diversity of these gardens. Lovely formal gardens as well as extensive riverside garden's along the Avon River. Combine with a visit to Malmesbury Abbey for a complete day.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JP3170
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

If you manage to find a parking space in the main town car park, head to the Abbey House Gardens. A mature formal garden with sizeable woodland walk, incorporating waterfall, fish ponds and the river Avon flowing through. We were the only visitors on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wonderful Gardens extremely well kept. However, very expensive, especially as we arrived one hour before closing and would have been charged full prices. Such a shame we would have returned. We were going to be charged £32 for our family visit of 3 adults and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mary P
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I've been to this garden many times over the past few years, and was shocked to see what a state it was in. The borders were a mess: full of weeds, perennial deadheading not done, hardly any rose flowers and you can see by the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Amble through some impressive gardens.thr Celtic knot garden is amazing.the hot weather had taken its toll on the herb garden but in its hey day would be something to admire.thr walk down to the Riverside is steep but we'll worth the effort.you can date to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gailatkin61
Reviewed 9 August 2018

very disappointed ,hedges just being cut but borders needed a lot of attention roses need dead heading just didnt look cared for and no colour in .borders,.not worth admission.also had to pay for parking ,as gardens has none.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paul t
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5 September 2015|
Response from PhyllRutland_UK |
Sadly, they will be closed for the winter! Open April to September only.