A garden to relax in at Buckland Abbey

The garden at Cider Cottage

The garden at Buckland Abbey is a wonderful place to enjoy the peace and tranquility of 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

Please be aware that the kitchen garden is closed until further notice. 

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 (when open) with delicious home grown fruit and vegetables as they become available. It's complimented by beautiful flower borders.

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 to Buckland Abbey

We would ask that you do not bring your dog into the formal garden, but four-legged friends are more than welcome on the estate walks.

Buckland Abbey

Please book ahead before visiting 

The cider house and main abbey gardens and the estate walks at Buckland Abbey are open; you’ll need to book tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895 by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.