The abbey grounds

The lawns in the Botanic Garden at Lacock Abbey

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

A garden for all the seasons

The abbey grounds are the perfect destination for taking a relaxed walk all year around.

Carpets of snowdrops and crocuses brighten up spring days and our heavily scented rose garden blooms in June. In summer, the colourful flower borders in the botanic garden are a delight for visitors and busy bees and butterflies alike.

The treetops turn into shades of red and gold during autumn, and the winter months are perfect for crisp walks past frozen ponds.

Botanic garden at Lacock
Botanic garden at Lacock - Alison Jane Hoare

A garden for family exploring

A new outdoor adventure is never far away in the grounds of Lacock Abbey: swing on a rope swing, climb a huge ancient tree stump, or discover more of the abbey's fascinating history on one of our changing family trails. The abbey grounds are the perfect place to get up close to nature.

Find the perfect picnic spot in Lacock Abbey's Botanic Garden
The lawns in the Botanic Garden at Lacock Abbey

What's that plant?

If you spot a plant during your visit that you don't recognise, our garden team are happy to help.

Simply send us an email saying where you saw it, what it looked like and include a photo if you can.