Welcome to Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey in Dorset is a treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty. It is also a family home, and a living and breathing working estate.
The gardens are now coming into their own since we have had some sunshine, and the walled kitchen garden is burgeoning. The wisteria across the tearoom is particularly beautiful and the newly-mown lawns show the topiary to particular advantage. The Bog Garden has some lovely candelabra primulas.
The Gardens are open every day throughout the year from 10am. Last admission is at 4.30pm and they close at 6.30pm.
The House is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday Mondays, from 12 noon with last entry at 4pm.
Tearoom, Plant Centre & Gift Shop
The Tearoom, Gift Shop and Plant Centre are open daily.
The Shop and Plant Centre are open to all visitors from 10am-5pm, with the Tearoom open to paying visitors from 11am-4.30pm.
Don’t forget to look at our Upcoming Events for the latest news, especially the Masterclass with our artist-in-residence, Simon Casson.
Tickets for the Concert Society’s programme are now on sale; please see the Concert Society page for details.