Abbey House Gardens open day

Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, Wiltshire (Clothing Optional Days)

"Naked Gardeners" Ian and Barbara Pollard at Abbey House Gardens Clothing Optional Day
“Naked Gardeners” Ian and Barbara Pollard at Abbey House Gardens Clothing Optional Day

All usual admission costs apply on clothing optional open days. Parking is in the long stay car park adjacent to the garden. The gardens are a no smoking zone.

 Visitors’ change in the Belvedere and bags for safe-keeping of belongings are provided on a cloakroom ticket arrangement in exchange for a £1 donation to Charity. Abbey House Gardens supports the Marine Conservation Society.

Admission to the gardens on a Clothes Optional Day does not require a visitor to be without their clothes. The opportunity is offered to anyone who so wishes to spend their time within the garden boundaries without their clothes. We are not a club requiring membership, do not have club facilities and offer simply the opportunity to visit the gardens without clothes and without comment.

 There is no pressure to dress or undress whilst on the property; it is a matter entirely for personal preference. Purchasing a ticket for admission buys you into an agreement to respect everyone else’s freedom of choice to be with or without clothes and to respect: the environment into which you are entering and its boundaries, the wishes of the garden owners, the needs of other visitors and the needs of the wider local community.

 Photographs taken in the garden must not, under any circumstances, include other visitors and Abbey House Gardens retains the copyright to all photographs taken within the grounds.

Visitors may bring their own food to eat in the garden on the understanding that they also take their rubbish home with them. The Abbey House Gardens tea rooms will be open as usual stocked with a variety of lunch alternatives. Alternatively there are several places to eat in town once  visitors have dressed to leave the premises.


The Abbey House
SN16 9AS


Telephone: 01666 822212 for a recorded information message or 01666 827650 between 10 – 4pm to speak to the office



  1. We were under the impression that the Pollards were separating and that the grounds of Abbey House were closed. Please get back to us to confirm. Thank you.

    1. Yes the Pollards did separate, Ian has been in hospital but is now out and being cared for by his sons. I understand that there will be clothes optional days but that the dates will not be released just yet. The gardens are not open all year round, usually March to September, I think. This link will be updated if I hear anything more and dates will be included in the event calendar.

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