WP_20150721_12_59_38_ProI’ve posted about Buckland Abbey in Devon (the former home of Sir Francis Drake), before. I thought I’d add a few pictures from a visit a couple of months ago, when the gardens (especially the Cider House) were looking very attractive.

I also loved the combination of different textures on stone floors and walls…

Oh, and I found this Magnolia seed head (I think it’s from a grandiflora), and brought it home with a view to trying to harvest seed and growing my own…it could be a few years before I have anything to show for it!

Further information:

The gardens at Buckland Abbey, Devon – National Trust web site

Old School Gardener