Beautiful Buckland Summer Gardens

The hot border in the Cider House garden

With beautiful colors, amazing scents and fantastic spaces to relax or enjoy a picnic, it’s one of the best times of the year to be visiting the gardens.

Elizabethan Garden

The Elizabethan garden next to the Great Barn is awash with pink and orange roses. For those of you who are 007 fans, these roses are also known as ‘For your eyes only’. The garden team and staff will be busy deadheading the roses. So it will be full of life and colour all summer long.

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

Kitchen Garden

The garden is full to bursting with lots of different fruit and veg varieties on offer. From apples, pears, broad beans and much much more in abundance, where much of the produce is used in the Ox Yard restaurant for you all to enjoy. Want to take some home? Keep an eye out for any of the produce on sale in the shop.

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

Hot Border Cider Garden

If it is summer colour you are after, then the Cider Garden is the place to be. With sea holly, lychnis, heleniums and dahlias and more, there will always be a beautiful summer spot for you to enjoy.

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' in flower in the hot borders
Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' in flower in the hot borders
Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' in flower in the hot borders

Wild Garden

Get back to nature and experience the garden in its natural form in the wild garden. Head through the Cider garden and walk into natures paradise with shrubs and plants which encourage bees and other wildlife to thrive.

Bees on Allium
Bee flying on top of a purple flower
Bees on Allium

Main Lawn

This is the adventure space this summer. Bring a picnic and sit in front of the abbey on the stunning sloping lawn and relax in the summer sun. Or perhaps bring some family lawn games and have fun in the sun.

 

Play a game in the garden at Buckland
9 Men's Morris at Buckland Abbey
Play a game in the garden at Buckland

Take home a piece of Buckland

Many of the varieties of plants that we grow here are sold in the Buckland Abbey shop. Feel free to come along and see the amazing displays and rare plants that we have here.

Ox Yard plants
Collection of pots outside in the Ox Yard with a sign saying plants to help the bees.
Ox Yard plants