The Garden

river barn garden malmesburyA Garden in a Sublime River Setting…

River Barn is a magical 3.5 acre garden close to the ancient market town of Malmesbury. The house is part of a former model farm and planting began in 2007 to create an arboretum and wildflower areas with a wildlife pond. The walled courtyard garden is a favorite with a koi carp pond embellished with mosaics, a rose pergola and interesting planting. A formal terraced lawn overlooks the Avon. There is a pygmy pinetum, stone circle, fruit and vegetable garden.


Green Footprint

Our desire was and is to create an ecologically sensitive space; a home for wildlife aswell as being a place for people to delight in. The barn is warmed by a ground source heat pump and the electricity used to power it comes partly from our solar panels.

We recycle rain water, collecting thousands of litres in a buried tank. All useable organic waste is composted in our huge oak bins and then used in the garden.