Abbey garden

Flower borders bursting with colour and scents at Lacock Abbey 

Flower borders bursting with colour and scents at Lacock Abbey

Welcome to the abbey garden and grounds

A garden to explore and relax

Walk beneath the leafy canopy of the woodland garden and lose yourself in the colours and smells of nature. Discover paths taking you to our rose garden and the apple orchard. Walk on to enjoy views across wide Wiltshire landscapes and to find the tranquil Bide Brook stream for some peace and quiet.

A garden for all the seasons

You won’t find landscaped vistas and formal lawns here but instead a relaxed garden perfect for taking a walk all year around. Carpets of snowdrops and crocuses brighten up spring days and our heavy scented rose garden blooms in June. Enjoy colourful flower borders in the botanic garden during summer, a delight for visitors and busy bees and butterflies alike. Watch the treetops turn into shades of red and gold during autumn, and enjoy crisp walks and frozen ponds in winter.

A garden for family exploring

A new outdoor adventure is never far away in the garden of Lacock Abbey: swing on a rope swing, build a den or climb a huge ancient tree stump. Stepping on the grass is strictly allowed and the grounds are the perfect place to get up close to nature.

A garden for everyone

Follow the path leading into the woodland garden at Lacock Abbey © Sue Carter

Follow the path leading into the woodland garden at Lacock Abbey

Woodland

Enjoy magnificent trees, displays of spring bulbs and a bubbling brook.

A garden for everyone

The botanic garden greenhouse at Lacock Abbey © Sue Carter

The botanic garden greenhouse at Lacock Abbey

Botanic garden

See colourful seasonal borders, visit our greenhouse and pick up top tips.

A garden for everyone

The rose garden at Lacock Abbey in June © Sue Carter

The rose garden at Lacock Abbey in June

Rose garden

Pick up the delicious scent of the variety of roses, with the main display in June.

A garden for everyone

Visitors enjoy a walk in the apple orchard at Lacock Abbey © Arnhel de Serra

Visitors enjoy a walk in the apple orchard at Lacock Abbey

Apple orchard

Relax in our peaceful walled orchard where we grow our apples.

A garden for everyone

Lacock Abbey grounds, a view into the Tudor Courtyard © Sue Carter

Lacock Abbey grounds, a view into the Tudor Courtyard

Around the abbey

Wander past the beautifully kept lawns, interesting architecture and historical plants.

A garden for everyone

Three kids enjoy the grounds of one of our properties. © NTPL

Three kids enjoy the grounds of one of our properties.

A place to play

Can you find our willow tunnel, rope swing and the best spot to build a den?

Say hello

Volunteer gardener deadheading roses at Hidcote in September

Our head gardener Sue and her team work hard all year round to maintain, grow and plant the garden and grounds of Lacock Abbey. Visit the summer house in the botanic garden to find information on plants and updates on their work.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome in the grounds during the winter season (November until 31 March).

There are plenty of beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside and a dog walking area in our main car park.

Please keep your furry friends on leads and don't forget your doggy bags.

Garden events

From guided walks with the head gardener to changing family trails in the woodland garden, there is always something going on.

Have a look at our events page or pop into the summer house in the botanic garden to find out more during your visit.

Come rain or shine

Have a wild time

Catch a falling leaf this autumn

Catch a falling leaf this autumn

Outdoor adventurers can have a go at completing some of the '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' in the grounds of Lacock Abbey. The woodland garden is a great spot for den building, you could catch a falling leaf or create some wild art.

To find out more about the challenge and to sign up visit 50things.org.uk.

Picnics

You are welcome to have a picnic in the abbey grounds. Pack some treats, a blanket and find a nice area to sit. We only ask that you please take all rubbish away with you. As the grass is very delicate, we can't allow BBQs or fires.

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