First open gardens at Malmesbury’s Abbey House Manor raises more than £1000

By Nick Batten on 20 May, 2022

Nearly 200 visitors enjoyed the first open gardens day of the 2022 season at Abbey House Manor, Malmesbury on Saturday 14th May.

They were welcomed by the new Mayor of Malmesbury, Kim Power and Abbey House Manor owners, Kim and Whit Hanks.

Ticket sales raised just over £1000, with all proceeds for the entire 2022 season going to Malmesbury Carnival for onward distribution to local charities via an application process.

Kim and Whit Hanks said, “We’re thrilled with the response to the first open day and to be able to support local charities while visitors were able to enjoy this exciting chapter in the journey of Abbey House Manor Gardens.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to the many volunteers who helped make this and future open days happen, and we thank our fantastic gardening team at Graduate Gardeners.” 

Kim and Whit announced their purchase of the Abbey House Manor in November last year.

The gardens will be open on the second Saturday of each month up to and including October, with the next one on 11thJune from 10am to 4pm.

More information is available at 

Pictured above: Kim Power, newly appointed Mayor of Malmesbury in her robes for the first time pictured with garden guide volunteers (Photo courtesy of Robert Peel)