The abbey grounds

A view of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire in the autumn

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 afternoon air is warm. Here at Lacock Abbey, grapes are ripening in the greenhouse and the Botanic Garden borders are still vibrant with colour. While the garden team are busy scarifying the lawns, weeding, repairing the woodland paths and enjoying the late afternoon sun, in the abbey, we are looking forward to telling a different story.

The Lacock Abbey grounds are full of colour in the autumn
A view of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire in the autumn
The Lacock Abbey grounds are full of colour in the autumn

Winding back the clock in the abbey clock tower reminds us to create unforgettable moments with those we love. Don’t miss the changing photographic exhibition programme in the Fox Talbot Museum or new art installation in the Abbey Cloister.

The west front of Lacock Abbey catching the late evening sun
The west front of Lacock Abbey catching the late evening sun
The west front of Lacock Abbey catching the late evening sun

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