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Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey is a treasure in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Forde Abbey

Almost 900 years of history is encapsulated in this elegant former Cistercian monastery and its 30 acres of award-winning gardens. The garden is a delight throughout the year with naturalised wildflower meadows, topiary-lined vistas, and meandering pathways. Spring starts with a display of snowdrops followed by acres of Crocus in March. April and early May showcase tulips. The Bog garden and the Woodland Garden are at their peak in early summer and then a month of sweet pea on display. There is an explosion of colour in the gardens from Summer to the end of Autumn. The season ends with an extravagant display of produce from our Kitchen Garden.

Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey



RHS (Monday)

Venue Facilities

Dogs Welcome


Picnic Area

Coffee Shop

Gift Shop & Nursery


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