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Forde Abbey is a popular destination for families, garden lovers and historians alike. Set within thirty acres of award-winning gardens, you’ll find something of interest all year round. To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve included a choice selection of information and links below. However, if you have any specific questions, whether it’s looking after a large group or catering for specialist diets in our coffee shop, do please see the Contact Us page for details about how to get in touch, we’ll be only too happy to help.

From 1st of March, the fountain will be on three times daily for 15mins, at: 12 noon, 1.30pm and 3pm.

In the meanwhile, please join us on instagram and Facebook for seasonal postcards from the garden.

The Ionic Temple


The Entrance to Forde Abbey

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What's On

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Picnic on the Lawns

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Plant Nursery


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We have a  range of events in the diary as well as attractions in the garden to make your visit a great day out for all the family. Walk in the footsteps of the monks and step back in time with a range of habits to try on in the house for all ages. Combining  wide-open lawns and vistas with informal meandering pathways, there is space and freedom for everyone to enjoy being outside.

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