Welcome to Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey in Dorset is a treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty. It is a family home as well as a living and breathing working estate, and welcomes visitors all year round.
The Fruit Farm is now open for pick-your-own raspberries, jostaberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants. Please see here for full details.
The sweet peas are still (1st August) blooming beautifully in the Kitchen Garden, so we have extended Sweet Pea Fortnight again this year!
Thank you to everyone who made the annual Forde Abbey Charity Summer Fair on Thursday 31st July 2014 such a success. Click here for full details.
The Gardens are open every day throughout the year from 10am. Last admission is at 4.30pm and the gardens close at 6pm. The Fountain comes on at 12 noon, 1.30pm and 3pm, weather permitting.
To book the mobility scooter or wheelchair please telephone the Gift Shop on 01460 221699.
The House is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 12 noon, with last admission at 4pm.
Tearoom, Gift Shop and Plant Centre
The Tearoom (open to our paying visitors) and Gift Shop and Plant Centre (open to all our visitors) and a new Eeles Pottery selling exhibition within the gardens are all open daily. Advance-purchase reduced-price tickets for Folksy Theatre's Shakespeare in the Garden on Tuesday 5th August will be on sale (in person only) in the Gift Shop until Monday 4th August.
For full details please see the Your Visit button, and the Events button, at the top of this page.