Select Your Cookie Preferences

We use cookies and similar tools that are necessary to enable you to use our website, to enhance your experience, and provide our services, as detailed in our Cookie Notice. We also use these cookies to understand how customers use our services (for example, by measuring site visits) so we can make improvements.

If you agree, we'll also use cookies to complement your website experience, as described in our Cookie Notice. This may include using third party cookies for the purpose of displaying and measuring interest-based ads. Click "Customise Cookies" to decline these cookies, make more detailed choices, or learn more.


In 1937 Geoffrey Roper divided a section from The Park garden that extended down to the main drive and created The Arboretum; a collection of fine trees and shrubs. Planting began almost a hundred years ago and today we have some of the finest specimens of Magnolia, Rhododendron, Hamamelis, Liriodendron, Halesia and Cornus. There is also a good specimen of Picea farrerii that came to Forde Abbey from Burma.

More gardens at Forde Abbey

Loading... Updating page...