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.
On Sunday 20th and Monday 21st April, there will be a Children's Easter Egg Hunt around the gardens, with mini egg prizes! Please see the Events button for more details.
The gardens are full of delight and colour as Spring bursts into bloom, including more than 12,000 newly-planted tulips adorning the gardens. They really are something special.
The Gardens are open every day throughout the year from 10am. Last admission is at 4.30pm and the gardens close at 6.30pm. 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.
For full details please see the Your Visit button, and the Events button, at the top of this page.