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.