Forde Abbey & Gardens

30 acres of award winning gardens surrounding one of England's truly magnificent ancient buildings. In the gardens is the tallest powered fountain in the Uk.

Garden audio tours

Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.
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Areas of Forde Abbey & Gardens

  • Gardens

    Open daily throughout the year from 10.00am - 4.30pm.
  • House

    Open 27th March – 31st October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 12 to 4pm.
  • Tea Room

    Open daily 10.30am to 4.30pm.
  • Shop and Plant Centre

    Open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Eeles Pottery

    The pottery will be open between 11am and 4.30pm from Saturday 3rd March.

Lots to see

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