A garden to relax in

Looking over the Elizabethan Garden at Buckland Abbey

A sea of bright flowers, rows of home grown vegetables, a shaded spot to admire the view... 

The gardens at Buckland Abbey are a wonderful place to enjoy the peace and tranquility that surrounds the beautiful Tavy valley. Find a seat under the shade of a tree, surrounded by colourful borders, stunning views and the sound of bird song.

The garden

The  Abbey garden itself was mainly landscaped in the 1950s, and features camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias. From here, you can see right across the valley to the woodland which stretches down to the river Tavy. 

Cider House garden gate at Buckland
Cider House garden gate at Buckland
Cider House garden gate at Buckland

Heading around to the Elizabethan garden - a riot of colour, especially in the summer months - you'll see a garden design typical of that which Grenville and Drake may have had in the Tudor era.

Looking over the Elizabethan Garden at Buckland Abbey
Looking over the Elizabethan Garden at Buckland Abbey
Looking over the Elizabethan Garden at Buckland Abbey

Don't miss the secret garden and its little path which will bring you back to the great barn - ideal for those with a spirit of discovery.

The hot border in the Cider House garden
The hot border in the Cider House garden
The hot border in the Cider House garden

The Kitchen Garden

The kitchen garden is much in the same format as it would have been in the time of the monks, and now supplies the restaurant with delicious home grown fruit and vegetables as they become available. Complimented by beautiful flower borders, this is a lovely spot to sit in the sunshine and relax.

A secret spot to relax in Buckland Abbey kitchen garden
Relax in the garden at Buckland Abbey
A secret spot to relax in Buckland Abbey kitchen garden

Bringing your dog

We would ask that you do not bring your dog into the formal gardens, but you are more than welcome on our estate walks. Just pop in to Visitor Welcome when you arrive and they will give you all the information you need to make the most of your visit.

A special souvenir

Don't miss the shop's plant sales area where you can pick up a whole host of beautiful blooms, tools and outdoor ornaments to remind you of your visit. Many of the plants available can be seen in the gardens at Buckland, so it's a great way to take a little piece of this special place home with you.

Seeing more

We want to ensure that all visitors get to see as much of Buckland Abbey as possible, so if you find walking very far a bit tricky, why not ask about hiring our Tramper? It's an off road mobility scooter which can be taken around the gardens and the yellow estate walk. For more details give us a call on 01822 856045.