Skip to main content
  1. Home
  2. See and Do in Swale
  3. Find Attractions
  4. Abbey Physic Community Garden

Abbey Physic Community Garden


The Abbey Physic Community Garden is a beautiful award winning ‘secret’ walled garden in the ancient market town of Faversham.  Tucked away behind the churchyard of St. Mary of Charity by the late 16th century grammar school, now a Masonic Hall, a small sign indicates the modest door, set into an old brick wall, to the Abbey garden.

Stepping in to the half-acre garden one immediately feels as if one has stumbled on an enchanted world. The garden is an organically managed community garden that exists to promote the therapeutic benefits of horticulture. There are many different sections to the garden and one wants to embrace it all at once such is its quiet magnetic charm. It is a hive of activity with individuals busy working away, some on their own, some in pairs or in small groups.

There is something for you here.


Free Entry


Abbey Place Faversham Kent
ME13 7BG


Opening Times

As the first step on the road of re-opening the garden to public visitors, we are pleased to announce that the gate will be open to all visitors on Fridays, between 10am and 3pm, starting this Friday, 30th July. We have asked members for their thoughts and feelings about reopening, mindful of the need to ensure that the garden remains a place of comfort, refuge, and healing, and have therefore decided to make this reopening a gradual process. As ever, anyone can become a member (by calling 01795 539915, or emailing, and come along to the garden at any of the times below: Mondays - 10am to 3pm Gardening Tuesdays - 9:30am to 1:30pm Horticulture group Wednesdays - 10am to 3pm Gardening Men's Shed (9am to 1pm) Faversham Community Kitchen (9am to 1pm) Choir (2pm) Happy Cafe (second Wednesday of the month - morning) Thursdays - 10am to 3pm Gardening Tribal Drumming (1pm - every other week) Fridays - 10am to 3pm Gardening Men's Shed (9am to 1pm) Faversham Community Kitchen (9am to 1pm) Art Group (11am - every other week) We will of course continue to monitor the developing situation as the latest easing of restrictions progresses, and will announce any future changes when appropriate to do so. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us at 01795 539915 or at

Accessible toilets
Coaches welcome
Gift shop
Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Locally produced food
Pets welcome
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
The official tourism website for the Swale area North Kent.