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Abbey House Gardens

You may be aware that Abbey House Gardens, at Malmesbury in Wiltshire, is a beautiful large garden that holds ‘clothes optional’ days throughout the summer. AHG is the home of the Naked Gardeners  Ian and Barbara Pollard, their ‘clothes optional’ days are loved by naturists who, when the weather is good, flock to AHG in their hundreds.


NAG supporters will be able to meet up at AHG on Sunday 12 August 2012. We know that some are planning to attend from London, Oxford, Bristol, and Spielplatz are organising a minibus, will you also be there? AHG is open from 11.00am – 5.30pm for a modest admission charge. To find out more about AHG, postcode SN16 9AS, you can check out their website

Food is often available at the gardens, but an assortment of drinks and snacks are always available, and the town centre with all it’s amenities is just a short walk away, or you can take a picnic!


Parking – The car park is free on Sundays and bank holidays, but please check the signs by the pay and display meters, the local parking wardens love to pick off naturist’s vehicles parked without tickets or parked on double yellow lines!

4 Responses to Abbey House Gardens

  • I hope to be there, it is a lovely place, I and many others braved the cold weather on 15th July, my first visit. It will be great to meet up with other NAG supporters. I will be coming by bike and train, nearest station is Kemble (8 miles or so), the bike ride can be done on charming country lanes and it is not hilly. Hope to see you all there.
    Roger Coupe

  • I hadn’t decided which “clothes optional” day to go to this year at AHG but this notification proved the spur to elect to attend on Sunday 12 August 2012 and I very much look forward to meeting you all there and spending time wandering around the beautiful gardens again.

    I’ll definitely bring a picnic. I’ve got a thing about picnics.

    Incidentally, how do the wardens know (unless as in my case, there’s a British Naturism sticker on display) a car houses Naturists if the vehicle is unattended? I’ll ponder on that one….

    I help to run a Naturist Group on Facebook called Naturist Freedom UK ( and we’re also talking about having a presence at AHG in order to kill two birds with one stone since we’ve not had a large-scale meeting offline yet and this seems like an ideal union.

  • Hi Emma

    Thanks for spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter, sadly I won’t be there as I’ll be working at the Olympic Park, but I hope you enjoy your day there.

    As for the traffic wardens, they know it’s rich pickings on c/o days at AHG, I got caught myself when I completely overlooked the fact that it was a Saturday and not the usual Sunday.

  • I am in Oxford and would potentially be interested in coming along. What are the arrangements and is there still room in a car/minivan or anything? I talked to some of you at the WNBR in London where I was stewarding this year.

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