Our beautiful historic buildings are set in 19 acres of grounds. The medieval Town House, Tollhouse and 1940s Prefab all have domestic gardens planted and maintained in the appropriate fashion of their times.  Our new Nailer’s Cottage also has a garden, to represent the one which was attached to the Cottage in the 1930s.

Avoncroft has an apple and pear orchard stocked with heritage varieties of fruits used in the region to produce its speciality ciders and perry. There is a picturesque farm pond by the threshing barn that is a haven for wildlife – dragon and damsel flies, mallards and moorhens and a colony of great-crested newts which use its waters to spawn in the spring.  A second wildlife pond has been created at the south end of the orchard.

Avoncroft Museum welcomes gardening volunteers to help maintain these beautiful open spaces, please email contacts@avoncroft.org.uk if you would like to become a volunteer at the Museum.