Abbey House Manor Gardens Open Day

Abbey House Manor Gardens Open Day

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The Abbey House Manor Gardens

Abbey House Manor Gardens


SN16 9AS

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Abbey House Manor Garden Open Days 2022 - Follow the Journey

About this event

Kim and Whit Hanks, owners of Abbey House Manor and The Old Bell Hotel, both in Malmesbury are re-opening Abbey House Manor gardens for the 2022 season. With over 1000 years of history the gardens have fascinating stories to tell. Book your ticket and be part of the next chapter!

For 2022, all ticket proceeds go to Malmesbury groups and charities via Malmesbury Carnival.

What to Expect

Visitors can expect to see something new at each Open Day, 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.

The Team

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.

How to Book

Tickets cost £5 (+ 98p booking fee) with all proceeds to Malmesbury groups and charities.

Children under 12 can visit for free

Abbey Manor House

The grade 1 listed house which dates from the 16th century, with 13th century foundations is not currently open. Over the next couple of years, Kim and Whit plan to lovingly restore the house into a luxury hotel subject to receiving permissions.


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. You might even want to reserve a delicious Afternoon Tea at our very own The Old Bell Hotel next door.

The Old Bell Hotel

Rumoured to be England’s oldest hotel, with high design interiors and quirky treasures from around the globe, the hotel has 34 uniquely designed bedrooms, beautiful lounges, and delicious food, drink, and cocktails in the Saints & Sinners Restaurant and 1220 Bar. Plus, a new outdoor Tyger Bar opening Spring 2022.

Discover Malmesbury

Stay a while and discover this vibrant, historic market town. Visit the free attractions of the 12th Century Abbey, The Athelstan Museum with the famous Malmesbury Abbey Turner watercolour and many interesting artefacts. Enjoy self-guided history walks from and more

Guide Dogs only

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