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.
Crocus Week, from now until Sunday 9th March, is not to be missed: hundreds of thousands of jewel-like crocus are glowing in the sunshine, and there is reduced winter rate admission of £5 to the gardens.
We are hosting BBC Radio 4's "Gardeners' Question Time" on Wednesday 2nd April. Please see the Events button at the top of this page for details of how to join the audience and maybe even have your question answered. Tickets are on sale now!
The gardens are looking beautiful at the moment, especially in the Rockery, full of delight and colour from snowdrops, crocus, scilla, hellebores, aconites, cyclamen coum - and the daffodils are about to come into flower. This is just the time to see Spring holding out the promise of so much more to come from now on.
The Gardens are open every day throughout the year from 10am. Last admission is at 4.30pm and the gardens close at 6.30pm.
To book the mobility scooter or wheelchair please telephone the Gift Shop on 01460 221699.
The House is now closed. It will re-open on 1st April.
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.