Abbey Gardens

Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1XL

Abbey Gardens flower beds from above

The Abbey Gardens are open daily: Monday to Saturday 7.30am-8pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 9am-8pm

About the Abbey Gardens

The internationally acclaimed Abbey Gardens in the centre of historic Bury St Edmunds attracts thousands of visitors each year, drawn by the superlative floral displays, the ancient setting and the excellent facilities.

The six hectare park is on the site of a former Benedictine Abbey, once a power house of medieval England. The combination of floral excellence, formal bedding schemes and the heritage of its backdrop make the gardens a very special place to visit. The site is meticulously maintained and has features of interest to a wide range of visitors including ancient monument ruins, an aviary, a refreshment kiosk, a shop, tennis courts, water garden, rose garden, sensory garden, a section of the river Lark, a play area, pergola and public toilets.

Abbey Gardens is much loved by both the local community and the many tourists who visit it throughout the year. It is a stunning venue for the many and varied cultural events which take place in Bury St Edmunds including the annual Bury Festival.

Opening hours

(1 April to 31 August)
Monday to Saturday: 7.30am-8pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 9am-8pm
(1 September to 30 September)
(1 March to 31 March)
Monday to Saturday: 7.30am-6pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 9am-6pm
(1 October to last day of February)
Monday to Saturday: 7.30am-5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 9am-5pm

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History in Abbey Gardens

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Nature in Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens is home to tranquil water gardens, a sensory garden and the River Lark runs alongside.

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The Garden Café

The Garden Café kiosk provides refreshments, including hot drinks, cakes and a selection of treats to have your own picnic within the gardens.

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Your visit to Abbey Gardens

How to best plan your visit to Abbey Gardens, and how to find us.

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