Garden and Grounds

At Mucknell we hope to develop a meditative and holistic combination of planted and open spaces...

A view from above

A view from above © Andy Marshall: Architectural Photography

The walled kitchen-garden is now in use and providing food for our table.

In 2010 c 4,000 small trees (whips) were planted to the north of the monastery, and a further 5,000 were planted in March 2011 -  then came the drought.  Sadly many of the young trees haven't survived; but since the rain has returned there have been "resurrections" and the scene is not so barren.  Around 30 larger specimen trees have been planted.

We are very grateful to the many people who have already contributed  towards the cost, many of them in memory of loved ones.  If you would like to make a donation to the tree fund please click on the Make a Donation tab to the top right, or contact the Abbot.

We have developed a series of factsheets about the buildings and estate, including three about the kitchen garden, orchard and estate management.


In 2017 we provided a new home for a few colonies of honey bees and are being instructed by one of our friends, Peter, in keeping our own. Br Anthony gets to wear a very fetching outfit (see right).