Step into a spring garden at Buckland Abbey

A blossoming tree outside the cottages on the Buckland Abbey estate

A carpet of flowers, bluebells and blooms, escape into nature in the Abbey garden.

Spring flowers in the gardens

From frothy blossom to delicate wild flowers, the Abbey garden bursts into colour in spring.  Stop to admire the views and enjoy the sound of birdsong, it's the perfect place to escape into nature with a little peace and tranquility.

Download the garden map

Buckland Estate and Garden map (PDF / 4.6MB) download

Garden and Estate Trail

If you are exploring the gardens and estate this Spring, please feel free to download this family nature trail sheet.

If you are exploring nature and the outdoors during this time. Please continue to observe the social distancing measures laid out by the Government. 

Family nature trail sheet (PDF / 0.4MB) download

Buckland Blossom

Spring is the perfect time to walk among blossom and see the ornamental Magnolia trees in bloom. Magnolia blossom is one of nature’s show-stoppers, createing a magical effect as it flutters like snow to the ground.

Magnolias in the Abbey garden
Magnolias in the Abbey garden
Magnolias in the Abbey garden

The gardens at Buckland are perfect for spotting signs of Spring, with many of the gardens dating back to the 15th and 16th Century. And at this time of year the trees are covered in pink-tinged apple blossom, with frothy white cow parsley blooming in the grass underneath. 

There are lots of varieties of blossom all around the gardens at Buckland, including many heritage varieties. 

The Buckland Abbey Cider House garden in spring
A blossoming tree outside the cottages on the Buckland Abbey estate
The Buckland Abbey Cider House garden in spring

What is growing in the Kitchen Garden?

Spring is a busy time in the kitchen garden, where early crops are being harvested for the restaurant.

The walled kitchen garden has been providing food for the estate since the Georgian period and today much of the produce goes to the restaurant.

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

The gardeners take great pride in the Abbey's kitchen garden. Both modern and old varieties of fruit and vegetables are grown. In spring, asparagus, rhubarb, chard, spinach, radishes, broad beans, herbs and sprouting broccoli make the short journey up to the restaurant. 

 

Can we bring a dog?

Dogs on a lead are very welcome on the estate walks. Please no dogs in the garden.