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Forde Abbey and Gardens

Forde Abbey and Gardens - Dorset attraction
Forde Abbey and Gardens - Dorset attraction
Forde Abbey and Gardens - Dorset attraction

The Kennard Family welcomes you to their unique 850 year old house with 30 acres of award-winning gardens.

01460 221290
 fordeabbey.co.uk

Gardens open daily throughout the year from 10.00am – 4.30pm (last admission). House open 1 April – 30 October (except Mon & Sat) & Bank Holiday Mondays 12.00 – 4.00pm.

Near Chard. Postcode: TA20 4LU.

The House is home to the stunning Mortlake tapestries, woven from the internationally famous Raphael cartoons, now housed in the V&A, the Abbey has a rich and varied history spanning 900 years. Walk in the actual footsteps of the monks, and explore the exquisite interior featured in the latest Hollywood adaptation of ‘Far From the Madding Crowd.’

The House is surrounded by 30 acres of award-winning gardens, including England’s tallest powered fountain. The gardens also include topiary-lined vistas, colourful herbaceous borders, a giant-sized labyrinth in the arboretum and swathes of early spring bulbs and camellias to provide all year round interest.

Delicious homemade food available in our tearoom. Visit the gift shop, plant nursery, enjoy lunch or homemade cakes in our vaulted tea rooms.

£1 off per person (up to a max of 4 adults per group)
Valid 1/4/2020 to 30/10/2020. Not valid with any other offer or at special events.

Latest News

How To Avoid The ‘June Dip’

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Upcoming events

february

8feb - 9feb 810:00 amfeb 9Snowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey

15feb - 16feb 1510:00 amfeb 16Snowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey

22feb - 23feb 2210:00 amfeb 23Snowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey

29feb - 8marAll DayCrocus Week at Forde Abbey

29feb - 1marfeb 2910:00 ammar 1- 4:00 pmSnowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey

march

29feb - 8marAll DayCrocus Week at Forde Abbey

29feb - 1marfeb 2910:00 ammar 1- 4:00 pmSnowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey

1mar10:00 am- 4:00 pmPlant & Gardening Fair at Forde Abbey

22mar12:30 pm- 4:30 pmMothering Sunday Afternoon Tea at Forde Abbey

april

10apr - 13All DayAn Expialidocious Easter Trail!

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