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Trees and Shrubs with the Garden Department

Fri 26th May 11.00am | £3

A walk and Talk with the Abbey's head gardener looking at the many varieties of tree and shrubs we grow in the Abbey grounds.

Plymouth Diocese Silent Retreat - May Weekend

Fri 26th May | £140

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th of May - £140

George Malcolm Memorial Series - at The Grange Restaurant 27th May

Sat 27th May | Free with retiring collection

George Malcolm Memorial Series at the Grange Restaurant. 19:30 Saturday 27th May 2017 Pre-concert dinner available at the Grange Restaurant at 18:00

Plymouth Diocese Silent Retreat - May

Fri 26th May | £280 - £490

Choose from: Monday 29th of May to Friday 2nd of June (midweek retreat) Friday 26th of May to Friday 2nd June (6 day retreat)

Devonshire Association

Fri 2nd June | Free - Registration Required

The Devonshire Association will be holding their annual conference here from the 2nd – 4th June. Places are available to attend the free public lecture by Mr Stewart Brown entitled '35 years of archaeological investigation at Buckfast Abbey'

George Malcolm Memorial Series - at The Grange Restaurant 17th June

Sat 17th June 2017 | Free with retiring collection

George Malcolm Memorial Series at the Grange Restaurant. 19:30 Saturday 17th June 2017 Pre-concert dinner available at the Grange Restaurant at 18:00.

Sensory and Physic Gardens with the Gardening Department

Tue 20th June 11.00am | £3

A walk and talk with the Head Gardener around the Sensory and Physic Gardens.

La Fete de la Musique

Wed 21st June | Free entry

An evening of free music offered in the Grange Restaurant, organised by 'Alliance Francaise Devon.' The line-up of local musicians, both professional and amateur, includes the accapella band, 'Parting Gesture', classical guitarist, Alison Smith described ‘as one of the most exciting and lyrical guitarists to emerge in recent years’ and the 'Ukeabilies'.

Run to the Son Prayer Festival

Fri 23rd - Sun 25th June | Priced according to accommodation required

This is a weekend of worship, prayer and fellowship, organised by Buckfast Abbey and the Plymouth Diocesan Evangelisation team, to help inspire you for mission. It is open to everyone in our Diocese and beyond. We just ask that under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Tickets cost £25 each.

George Malcolm Memorial Series - at The Grange Restaurant 8th July

Sat 8th July | Free with retiring collection

George Malcolm Memorial Series at the Grange Restaurant. 19:30 Saturday 8th July 2017 Pre-concert dinner available at the Grange Restaurant at 18:00.

Summer Food Fair

Sat 15th July | Free

A great day out for all the family. Locally sourced produce - large food hall marquee - fabulous food traders - BBQ & lots more...

Private Garden Area Tour - Including Northgate areas

27/07/2017 | £3

A walk and talk with the Abbey's head gardener exploring garden areas not normally open to the public.

Bee Keeping Taster Day - July

Sat 29th July 11.00am | £25

For people thinking about taking up beekeeping. We will be running four separate days on the following dates (this is not a four week course - each day is a self-contained unit which is repeated to allow more opportunities to attend).

Herbaceous Plants and Grasses - Gardening Department

10/08/2017 | £3

A walk and talk with a member of the Abbey Gardening Team.

19th Annual Art Exhibition by Rotary Club of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh

27/07/2017 - 10/08/2017 | Free

The Rotary Club of Ashburton/Buckfastleigh are proud to announce the 19th Annual Art Exhibition to be held at Buckfast Abbey in Devon.

Devon Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Exhibition

25/08/2017 - 27/08/2017 | Free

Devon Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Exhibition will be held on 25th, 26th and 27th August 2017.

Bee Keeping Taster Day 2nd September

Sat 2nd September 11.00am | £25

For people thinking about taking up beekeeping. We will be running four separate days on the following dates (this is not a four week course - each day is a self-contained unit which is repeated to allow more opportunities to attend).

Seeds and Cuttings with the Gardening Department

07/09/2017 | £3

A more practical tour taking seeds and cuttings from our grounds with the Abbey's head gardener.

Bee Keeping Taster Day

16/09/2017 | £25

For people thinking about taking up beekeeping.

Garden Philosophy and Organics

04/10/2017 | £3

A walk and talk with the Abbey's Head Gardener.

Plymouth Diocese Silent Retreat in October

06/10/2017 | £140 - £490

Choose from: Friday 6th to Sunday 8th of October (weekend retreat) Monday 9th of to Friday 13th of October (midweek retreat) Friday 6th of to Friday 13th October (6 day retreat)

Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture - Book Launch and Conference

07/10/2017 | Conference Tickets £25

A book launch and conference focusing on the content of "Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture" edited by Peter Beachum.

Fatima 100 Year Anniversary Conference at Buckfast Abbey

12/10/2017 | To be confirmed

In collaboration with the School of the Annunciation at Buckfast Abbey. Fatima 100 Years Later. A Marian Call for the Whole Church. 12th and 13th of October 2017

A Day With Mary

14/10/2017 | Free

A day of prayer, with Mass and Eucharistic Procession.

Behind the Scenes at Buckfast Abbey - Garden Department

07/11/2017 | £3

A tour up to the gardeners base and glasshouses with the Abbey's Head Gardener.

Plymouth Diocese Silent Retreat in November

17/11/2017 | £140

A taster weekend for anyone who would like to try a retreat for the first time! A retreat can help you to open your heart to our Lord. We will take time to review how God is working in our lives and consider the fruit in us that is yet to be born.

Wreath Making with the Gardening Department

07/12/2017 | £15

Come along and make your own Christmas Wreath to decorate your door with the Abbey Gardeners

Table Decorations with Garden Department

12/12/2017 | £15

Come along and make your own Christmas Table Decorations with the Abbey Gardeners.

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Buckfast Abbey Millennium Garden - May 2017

The Royal Horticultural Society 2017 - Malvern Spring Festival The garden setting is a tranquil scene. At the heart of the garden is a stag in a glade of silver birches drinking from a pool. Around this scene is a meandering path suggesting a river bed. The motto of the Abbey is taken from psalm 41/42: “As a deer longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for you, O God.” The name Buckfast means ‘land of the deer’ and the Abbey is on the banks of the River Dart. The garden commemorates Buckfast Abbey’s upcoming millennium. The Buckfast Garden won thr RHS Show Garden SILVER MEDAL and also the BEST IN SHOW from the public vote.

CWL Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Buckfast - 13th May 2017

Catholic Women's League Pilgrimage 2017. The Bishop of Plymouth, the Rt. Rev. Mark O'Toole celebrated the Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Abbey Church.

Arrival of the new Ruffatti Organ - 26th April 2017

The new organ for the Abbey Church arrived at the end of April. Construction will continue for some months. Information about the new organ can be found at the Abbey Website on the Music page at: https://www.buckfast.org.uk/ruffattiorgan

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Trees and Shrubs with the Garden Department

A walk and Talk with the Abbey's head gardener looking at the many varieties of tree and shrubs we grow in the Abbey grounds.

Plymouth Diocese Silent Retreat - May Weekend

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th of May - £140

George Malcolm Memorial Series - at The Grange Restaurant 27th May

George Malcolm Memorial Series at the Grange Restaurant. 19:30 Saturday 27th May 2017 Pre-concert dinner available at the Grange Restaurant at 18:00