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Forde Abbey gardens - rose border

Gardens now open

May 30 11:00 am - October 31 5:00 pm

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“We will have measures in place to ensure that all safety guidelines are folllowed.”

Over the past few months it’s been all hands to the trowel, and the family along with Jo and Clem have been working away in the garden to ensure it is looking its absolute best. Come and enjoy the fruits of their labour.

The gardens will reopen at 11am on Saturday 30 May 2020, although opening all areas will need to be gradual and phased to meet with government guidelines. We will be putting numerous health and safety measures in place, so your experience as a visitor is likely to be different from usual.

We will need the support of everyone to enable us to keep Forde Abbey House and Gardens safely open. We kindly ask that visitors practice strict social distancing guidelines, and encourage visitors to wash their hands regularly and stay in their household groups only. You do not have to come and book a time slot, just come and maintain social distancing.

It would greatly help us, if you could buy your tickets online in advance.   BUY TICKETS  

Similarly, you can renew your membership online. RENEW MEMBERSHIP


“We look forward to welcoming our members and visitors safely back from 30 May and to bringing the joy of plants, flowers, trees and nature back into people’s lives, which for so many will be a much needed tonic.

We will measures in place to ensure that all safety guidelines are followed, because our number one priority is to support the government’s efforts to limit the spread of the virus.

Well behaved dogs on short leads are very welcome.

Please note our mobility scooter and wheelchairs are currently not available for hire.


May 30 11:00 am
October 31 5:00 pm


Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU United Kingdom
01460 220231


Forde Abbey
01460 220231

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