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 weather is fresh and the air is getting warmer. Here at Lacock Abbey, tulips are appearing in the Botanic garden, and snowdrops are giving way to swathes of daffodils. While the garden team are busy mowing, weeding, repairing the woodland paths and creating a new herb bed in the Botanic garden, in the abbey, conservation is winding up its winter activity.

Tulips in the Botanic Garden at Lacock
Lacock Abbey Spring Tulips
Tulips in the Botanic Garden at Lacock

Springing forward at the end of March, the clocks are all being wound and the new spring cookbook is launching in the tea-room and café. Don’t miss the delicate snakeshead fritillaries in the grounds or the smell of wild garlic in the woodland garden.

Spot different historic architectural styles Lacock Abbey
The Tudor clocktower seen through a stone archway at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire
Spot different historic architectural styles Lacock Abbey

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 all sorts of creepy crawlies in the grounds at Lacock
Find all sorts of creepy crawlies in the grounds at Lacock
Find all sorts of creepy crawlies in the grounds at Lacock

What's that plant?

If you spot a plant during your visit that you don't recognise, our garden team are happy to help. Why not send us an email saying where you saw it, what it looked like and include a photo if you can and we will let you know what it is. 

" Don’t be afraid to ask questions – gardeners will be delighted you’re taking an interest!"
- Sue Carter