Gardens and wildlife

Welcome to Avoncroft Museum’s green spaces!

Our beautiful historic buildings are set in 19 acres of grounds.  The Medieval Town House, Toll House and 1950s Arcon V Prefab all have gardens which are planted and maintained in keeping with the period they represent. Produce from these gardens is used in our Edwardian Tea Room.

Avoncroft has a cider and perry orchard stocked with various heritage varieties of fruits. There is a pictureque wildlife pond by the threshing barn that is host to insects, ducks, coots and visiting wildlife. A second wildlife pond is currently under construction at the south end of the orchard.

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



All of these 18 types of fauna have been spotted around the Museum recently:

  • Magpie
  • Jay
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Robin
  • Spider
  • Blue tit
  • Sparrow
  • Bumblebee
  • Honeybee
  • Newt
  • Pheasant
  • Ladybird
  • Field mouse
  • Mallard
  • Coot
  • Fox
  • Badger
  • Squirrel