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Guided Garden Tour

Join one of Buckland Abbey's experienced gardeners for a guided tour around the garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

What better way is there to explore a garden? One of the members of the garden team will meet you by the Great Barn and take you on a tour of the garden, offering their knowledge of the plants and history of the gardens. This is aimed at anyone with an interest in gardens, you don’t need to have a good knowledge of plants as the gardeners will be happy to answer any questions you have. This gentle stroll around different areas of the garden, its history and its planting will offer any visitor a deeper insight into the Abbey gardens.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Suitable for children 12+

Meeting point

Meet outside the Great Barn

What to bring and wear

Wear comfortable shoes


Most of the gardens can be accessed in wheelchairs and trampers. The tour will be at a slow pace, please contact us if you have any concerns.


Dogs on short leads welcome in all gardens except the kitchen garden.

Upcoming events


Treelore trail 

The trees around us have secrets and stories to share. Join us at Buckland Abbey this May to take a walk with our native trees.

Event summary

28 May to 2 Jun 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 5 other dates or times

Tudor Cooking 

Come and discover our Tudor cooks in the kitchen at Buckland Abbey - it's a treat for the senses and suitable for all ages.

Event summary

29 May to 8 Jun 2024
11:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time

Pym Mural Exhibition: Drawing Inspiration 

Last year the Pym murals were uncovered for the first time in 10 years. Visitors are now invited to learn about the sources that inspired parts of the murals.

Event summary

3 Jun to 3 Nov 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 153 other dates or times

The History of the Abbey through its Art (guided tour) 

On Mondays at 2pm you can discover the history of Buckland Abbey through our art collection.

Event summary

3 Jun to 17 Jun 2024
14:00 to 15:30
+ 2 other dates or times