The Garden Cafe and Gallery is set in The Malt House, itself part of the estate of Lydbrook House, at the bottom of the village of Lydbrook. Between them the two buildings make up two of the four listed buildings in the village.
Lydbrook is a large village set in the valley of the Greathough Brook which is a tributary of the River Wye. The Lydbrook Valley is narrow and steep sided with the result that Lydbrook itself has a strong linear form, and is tightly constrained. though the whole village is known as Lydbrook, the settlement is divided into three parts, known as Upper, Central and Lower Lydbrook.