Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Garden Weddings at The Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury Wiltshire

In 2007 we were delighted to be granted a license to hold marriage services within the Abbey House itself and also in the beautiful gardens. We think the experience of getting married at the Abbey House House & Gardens is a very unique, relaxed and intimate experience for both guests and couples.  



There are a total of four different locations that you might like to consider for your ceremony all offering different experiences. Choose the panelled hall for parties of 40, the library with its beautiful view over the river gardens for up to 100, or the Belvedere for larger informal parties, perfect in the summer with its tree top vistas. 

Our flexible approach to your special day is one of the key reasons why couples & guests have a perfect wedding experience. For example, if you wish to plan some catering in the gardens following your ceremony, we can offer you use of two small marquees for drinks, canapes or even a sit down wedding breakfast. 



One of our most unique, intimate and unusual marriage options is the Bower House located in an almost secret location at the heart of the gardens reached through the herb garden, amazing views across the river gardens are just a few foot steps away and make a perfect atmosphere for your wedding vows. 


Please contact Barbara Pollard direct on 01666 827650 to discuss your requirements and arrange for an appointment to view the House and Gardens.



Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Blooming Tulips at the Abbey House Gardens, A must see attraction until the end of April.



Our Tulips are just one of many great attractions at the Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury. We have one of the largest displays in the UK with over 150,000 in the ground, 500 varieties in total, with just about every colour you can imagine in full bloom. Unlike other gardens we don't lift them from year to year as this allows them to flower earlier on than usual. By adding a few thousand tulips each year we prolong the display into May. With masses of tulips planted in the Rose beds we ensure a fabulous colourful display for spring which the roses take forward into the summer.


The Tulip display lasts from early March until the end of April with early bloomers, mid bloomers and late bloomers that are appearing right now around the gardens.  The beautiful April weather we are currently experiencing provides the perfect setting for a visit. 



The famous Tulips are just one of the many attractions at the Abbey House Gardens over the course of the season. Watch out for the Alliums, iris, laburnum tunnel, oriental poppy, peony, rhododendron and wisteria in May, before the first flush of roses in early June. 


Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Tulip TV. A spot of filming for HTV tonight

An early morning work out with the TV cameras complete. A few pieces to camera explaining about our blossoming Tulips in the Abbey House Gardens this Easter. We are hoping to be featured on Wednesday night (8th April) regional news pre the Easter holiday period. Tune in if you live locally:



Ian in the foreground testing his knees out, Barbara in the background cant resist tending to a few unruley Tulips. Thanks to Laura (the Lancashire lass) the multi skilled camera lady and interviewer. 

Our first Abbey House Gardens blog post

Morning all,



We were looking for ways to communicate easily to the visitors to our site on news and stories that always spring up on our day to day adventures around the Abbey House Gardens. Our son Rufus came up with the idea of writing a blog every few days... so its time for us to embrace this new phenomenon.

Thanks for visiting our blog and website, we hope you find the time to pop in and visit us at the Abbey House Gardens one day.

Ian & Barbara Pollard.