Abbey House Glastonbury
Type: Retreat Centre
Open: All year
Offers accommodation? YES
Location: Chilkwell Street,, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DH, England
Description: Abbey House enjoys a 4 acre garden set on the North East side of the 26 acre site occupied by Glastonbury Abbey. The gardens are very special; with an unusually wide range of trees and shrubs, including a fully grown healthy Elm and a Fortingale Yew. Our gardeners have created quiet seating areas where you can sit undisturbed and watch the wildlife.
In 2011 we introduced a bee hive to the garden and we succeeded in harvesting 30lbs of delicious honey that was awarded a distinction in the annual Flower & Produce Show. We have a pair of woodpeckers living in a large cedar tree and a variety of birds regularly come to drink and bathe in the fountain. If you wake early you may catch sight of the badgers returning to the Abbey sets after a night out at Bushy Coombe!
Around the perimeter of the garden there is a Prayer walk with a largely all-weather path.
Host: Rob Norman
Telephone: 01458 831112