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Abbey House Gardens

Malmesbury SN16 9AS, England
+44 1666 827650
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A lovely visit

Visited Abbey House Gardens on Wednesday following an earlier visit last month. Enjoyed both... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CraftySusan
Plenty contrasts

The formal gardens were very interesting.we visited during the 5th consecutive week without rain... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pat O
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Preston, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“formal gardens” (27 reviews)
“herb garden” (13 reviews)
“stepping stones” (10 reviews)
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Malmesbury SN16 9AS, England
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"stepping stones"
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"flower beds"
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"the long stay car park"
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"hidden corners"
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"water features"
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"woodland area"
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"bell inn"
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"front of the house"
in 4 reviews
"herbaceous borders"
in 5 reviews
"small cafe"
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"interesting sculptures"
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"well worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"house gardens"
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"open to the public"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Abbey House Gardens on Wednesday following an earlier visit last month. Enjoyed both visits, with good weather both times although Wednesday was a little cloudy. The borders were much improved this visit compared to last time and I did see the Gardner working hard....More

Thank CraftySusan
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The formal gardens were very interesting.we visited during the 5th consecutive week without rain. The garden was suffering slightly. We saw many rose varieties we had not come across before. The herb garden was insect heaven , so many butterflies and bees. The formal areas...More

Thank Pat O
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere of the garden is wonderful Very tranquil and peaceful. However, the garden like many is suffering from a lack of rain. But also shows a lack of maintenance and TLC. I run a 4 acre garden myself and so know what it takes...More

Thank Faith1107
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Potentially lovely garden. Appreciate lack of recent rain but there was a general air of neglect. Foxgloves, sweet peas and roses for example all needed deadheading and that doesn’t require rain. Just a bit of tidying up would have made all the difference. Was very...More

1  Thank christinaBergerac
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Easy to find and easy to park, using the long stay car park, but be mindful of the need to display a ticket even if you use the free time option, several cars were given penalty notices while we were there. Car park close to...More

1  Thank Daydreamer143
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely garden to visit it has many individual areas all with different planting.Roses were very attractive as were many other areas. And he barden has been lovingly constructed with a great deal of time and thought. Cannot understand previous poor report, what do people...More

1  Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only good thing about the gardens were that they made us feel quite proud of ours! Granted the dry weather has had an effect everywhere but to charge admission fees to see a lot of dead and dying borders and very few roses which clearly...More

2  Thank Mike Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It would have been much more impressive if they would have had rain. The koi pond was nice and the fountains were good. I enjoyed the little hide a ways in the garden. A large variety of flowers and the ministry tree looked like they...More

Thank nighthawk779
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Abbey House Gardens a few times and have always been delighted by the experience. It has a bit of everything - formal gardens, nice lawns, a tortoise!, a cafe, paths through woodland down to a lovely riverside walk. The house is...More

Thank Oli C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to Highgrove the previous day, it was a delight to come to these beautiful, accessible gardens, what an experience! Interest at every view, packed with ideas, and plenty of places to sit and soak up the atmosphere of this labour of love. The...More

Thank demartor
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