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.
Don't miss the annual Forde Abbey Charity Summer Fair which takes place on Thursday 31st July 2014. Click here for full details.
The Fruit Farm is now open for pick-your-own gooseberries, raspberries, jostaberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants. Please see here for full details.
The sweet peas are still blooming beautifully in the Kitchen Garden, so we have extended Sweet Pea Fortnight again this year!
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
The Tearoom and Gift Shop are open daily, together with the Plant Centre and a new Eeles Pottery exhibition. Advance-purchase reduced-price tickets for the Summer Fair and for Folksy Theatre's Shakespeare in the Garden are on sale now (in person only) in the Shop.
For full details please see the Your Visit button, and the Events button, at the top of this page.