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Friday 1st March 2024 from 10:30 ends Thursday 7th March until 16:00

What's On At Forde Abbey

Crocus Display

Date : March 1st - March 7th

Times: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

(Last entry at 4:00PM)

Tickets: Adults £14.50 

Children (5-15years) £5.00 

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We welcome you to our spectacular display of crocus on our lawns.

Picking up the baton from the snowdrops in February, acres of naturalised crocuses (Crocus vernus and tommasinianus) will line the pathways and cover the lawns with their wide open chalices.

The earliest record of Crocus vernus planted at the Abbey dates back to over a hundred years, and since then they have self sown year after year, and naturalised gloriously in our 30 acers of gardens and meadows. With each passing year a few more have been added to areas that need a bit of encouragement and we are very pleased with the results. It’s the perfect time of the year when all the pollinators come out to bask in the sunshine, buzzing and feasting on the nectar.

Elsewhere in the garden, the wild daffodils (Narcissus lobularis), clumps of Lenten roses (Helleborus x hybridus) and splashes of Chionodoxa and winter flowering shrubs. Come along and go for a wonder amongst the carpets of Crocus.

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