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Meadows in June

June 1 - June 30

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A month long celebration of meadows at Forde Abbey.

Left uncut until July, swathes of natural meadow have proliferated in the gardens at Forde Abbey and become home to flowers such as green winged orchids, buttercups, common spotted orchids, knapweed and yellow rattle.

Keen to extend the footprint of these meadows, Joshua Sparkes, our head gardener, has embarked on a project to evolve the meadows further at Forde Abbey, which in turn will support a huge range of bio diversity and ecology for the garden, creating the perfect partnership between the ornamental side of the garden with an all together wilder side, filled with meadows, woodlands and other diverse grasslands.

Membership cards are valid and the usual discounts apply.

Meadow tours – 29th & 30th June

Join Joshua Sparkes for a wander around the garden with discussion of the different approaches to meadow creation, using both modern and traditional working practices, as well as learning about up and coming wild flower projects at Forde Abbey. With a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.

Saturday 29th June, 11am

Tickets will be £10 in addition to entry to the gardens. Please meet by the entrance to the shop at 11am on Saturday 29th June and at 2pm on Sunday 30th June.

The gardens are open daily from 10am – 4pm.


You can find out more information on how we are encouraging the proliferation of native Dorset meadow in the gardens, on the blog.



June 1
June 30


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


Forde Abbey
01460 220231

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