February 29 - March 8
Crocus Week, when these jewel-like flowers will carpet the lawns, takes place from Saturday 29th February to Sunday 8th March, although many bulbs will have been in bloom since mid-February, particularly along the top of the south lawn and in the Rockery.
The Gift Shop (10am to 5pm), Tearoom (10.30am to 4.30pm), Plant Centre (10am to 5pm) and Eeles Pottery (11am to 4pm) are all open daily.
The Plant & Gardening Fair takes place on Sunday 1st March, within Crocus Week, so what better reasons are there for visiting Forde Abbey at this delightful time of year. Admission on 1st March will be at a special reduced rate of £5. This includes the Plant & Gardening Fair and admission to the award-winning gardens.
During the rest of Crocus Week, normal admission rates apply.