A garden to relax in at Buckland Abbey
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.