Gardens

The Abbey Garden in bloom © National Trust

The Abbey Garden in bloom

The Abbey Garden

Our Abbey Garden is mainly a 1950s design. The main border includes hydrangeas, camellias, eucryphias, azaleas, rhododendrons and our two magnificent magnolia trees. Enjoy views across the valley to the woodland which stretches down to the banks of the River Tavy, and imagine carriages arriving down the sweeping driveway.

Elizabethan Garden

The Elizabethan Garden is between the Abbey and the Cider House

The Elizabethan Garden is between the Abbey and the Cider House

We created our Elizabethan Garden in 2001. It shows you what the garden may have been like when Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake lived in the Abbey.

There's a wild flowery mead, cultivated hedges, changing flower displays and even a hidden garden just perfect for contemplating your next voyage, just like Drake.

TLC for Herb Garden

The herb garden at Buckland Abbey

Our beloved Herb Garden next to the Great Barn has had a tough time.

It was once home to 50 different culinary and medicinal herbs but box blight wiped it out.

We're currently refurbishing it.
 

The fountain and linhay in the Cider House Garden © National Trust

The fountain and linhay in the Cider House Garden

Cider House and Kitchen Gardens

In 2011 we bought the Cider House, which was turned into a private residence in the 1940s. This acquisition has brought the estate back together and enabled us to open the beautiful gardens to visitors. The work of former owners Michael and Sarah Stone, they feature mixed planted borders, roses and a large number of trees and shrubs.


 

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