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Abbey House Gardens

Malmesbury SN16 9AS, England
+44 1666 827650
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Garden amble

Amble through some impressive gardens.thr Celtic knot garden is amazing.the hot weather had taken... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gailatkin61
via mobile
not worth admission

very disappointed ,hedges just being cut but borders needed a lot of attention roses need dead... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paul t
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“formal gardens” (28 reviews)
“herb garden” (14 reviews)
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Malmesbury SN16 9AS, England
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+44 1666 827650
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"formal gardens"
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"herb garden"
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"stepping stones"
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"the long stay car park"
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"flower beds"
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"hidden corners"
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"woodland area"
in 4 reviews
"water features"
in 8 reviews
"bell inn"
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"front of the house"
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"herbaceous borders"
in 5 reviews
"small cafe"
in 8 reviews
"interesting sculptures"
in 3 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"house gardens"
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"fruit trees"
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"open to the public"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and was so disappointed very little colour in the gardens and lots of bare spaces even only 10% of roses had blooms and then very few. For the price we paid for entry it was very poor. Felt cheated. Will not return again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The yew face was so over grown it was unrecognizable, nothing in the Whole of the garden was trimmed Roses Day Lily’s geraniums, etc. Went for a drink all closed, Toilets were in darkness, did say to lady in the Kiosk, wasn’t interested. Not worth...More

1  Thank Lorraine B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to look at the Abbey which only took 5 minutes but stumbled on the gardens which more than made up for it. Lots to see, both manicured and "natural". Not sure about the signs about naturists!!!

1  Thank Stuart Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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