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Gardens Re-opening

From the 29th March, we will be re-opening the gardens, and could’t be more excited to be sharing the sights and sounds of Spring with you. If all goes to plan with the Government’s Covid recovery road map and our interpretation of how the regulations apply, we hope to be opening the coffee shop on the 12th April and the house on the 18th May.

As you’ll appreciate, this is a changing situation and we are following Government advice. Please ensure you check the website for any updates before you visit the gardens.

Thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.


We’ll continue to share updates on the website. In the meanwhile, please join us on instagram and Facebook for seasonal postcards from the garden.

Opening Times


AreaOpening Times
GardensOpen daily from 29th March, 10.30am - 5pm (Last admission 4pm).

There is no need to book a time slot. Tickets are available to buy online in advance, or in the shop on arrival. The loos will be open.
HouseOpen from 18th May; Tuesday to Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. 12 noon - 3.30pm (last entry 3pm).
Coffee ShopOpen daily from 12th April, 10.45am - 4.45pm.
Shop and Plant CentreOpen daily from 29th March, 10.30am - 5pm.
Eeles PotteryOpen daily from 12th April, 11.30am - 5pm.

Admission prices


 AdultChildren (5 - 15)
Under 5 free
Forde Abbey
& HH Members
RHS Members

£12.50£5FreeFree (Fridays only)


As a member, you’ll enjoy free access to the house and gardens during normal opening hours (with the exception of charity events).


Groups and coaches are always welcome at Forde Abbey, where the house, gardens, coffee shop, pottery exhibition, plant centre and gift shop provide enough activities for a full day out.



Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Forde Abbey on a short lead and there is always a bowl of water for thirsty dogs at the tearoom door.


Free parking, gift shop, plant nursery and a coffee shop serving light lunches, snacks and cakes.

We look forward to welcoming you to the gardens in Spring 2021.

Membership Cards are not valid for some special events. (The list of special events may change throughout the year as new events are added to our calendar If in doubt, please contact us before your visit.) Lost cards will incur a small replacement charge. We reserve the right to change the opening times without notice. The membership card can be used only by the named holder and remains the property of Forde Abbey, who reserve the right to withdraw the card at any time.

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