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“Great Park”
Review of Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Having recently moved to Bury I was keen to see if the local park was any good. I was not disappointed. Beautifully laid out and planted. Rangers shed selling strawberry and tomato plants. Nice cafe selling drinks and ice cream. Ive since been several times and showed it off to various visiting family members. Also has the cleanest public loos i have ever used!!

Thank Richieb123456
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Elegant gardens in the middle of town...great for a stroll or a sit down amongst the flower beds...with history to boot...

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Having spent a lot of time in the Abbey Gardens over the years, it's safe to say they are a wonderful spot for a picnic and a stroll. They are incredibly well kept, always tidy and clean. It is hardly a surprise Bury St Edmunds won "Bury in Bloom", the flower beds are beautiful. The Abbey ruins add that historical aspect and the atmosphere is always calm and tranquil. The recently redone play park looks much better than it used to, it needed a renovation.
The aviary as a gem, and there is even a small cafe and toilets.
There is a lot of grassy pace to find a picnic spot, whether you want to sit amongst the ruins, on benches observing the flowers or sunbathe on the well kept grass.
You can't visit Bury without taking a stroll in the Abbe gardens. There is even historical information about the ruins and the old Abbey.
Worth a visit.

1  Thank Natalie E
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

What a wonderful find - we had been to the Abbey and walked out the back to find this total gem. Beautiful gardens, fabulous ruins of the old Abbey, tons of wildlife just beautiful really worth a visit.

Thank ljg1997
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Love going here and just roaming the gardens. The flowers are changed out with the seasons, so it's fun to see what new flowers are planted and in bloom. The little river is nice to sit beside and watch your kids play in the playground area or watch the ducks roam and the birds sing. The ruins of the old monastery (where the Magna Carta was formed!) are amazing to see! You can roam the ruins and touch the remains without restraint which is nice to be able to really experience them as if you lived during that time. There are nice plaques that explain what each section was at one point. If you go up near the cathedral, there's a nice little rose garden in remembrance of an American poet when he was stationed here during WWII. Also, the gate is from the 1300s which is amazing to see it still standing and in such good condition.

1  Thank Ryley G
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