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The gardens are open daily from 11.00am to 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm), and for now the house remains closed.

We will need the support of everyone to enable us to keep Forde Abbey 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.

Dogs play a very big part in family life at Forde Abbey, and well behaved dogs on short leads are always very welcome in the gardens.

If you’re planning a visit, here’s a quick walk through everything you need to know:

  • There is no need to book to come at a specific time.
  • The gift shop is open.
  • Our tea room is open daily with a selection of teas, coffees and Summery light bites on the menu.You’re more than welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens.
  • Our plant nursery is full of seasonal inspiration, including some unusual perennials for sale.
  • The loos are open.
  • The mobility scooter and wheelchairs are currently not available for hire.

Opening Times


AreaOpening Times
GardensThe gardens are open daily from 11am - 5pm (last admission at 4pm).
HouseThe house will be closed for the time being. As this is a changing situation and we are following Government advice, please keep checking our website for updated information.
TearoomOpen daily from 11.15am - 4.45pm .
Shop and Plant CentreOpen daily from 11am - 5pm.
Eeles PotteryOpen daily from 11am - 5pm.

Admission prices


 AdultChildren (5 - 15)
Under 5 free
Forde Abbey
& HH Members
RHS Members
Gardens from 2nd March

£12.50£5FreeFree (Fridays only)


As a member, you’ll enjoy free access to the house and gardens throughout the year (with the exception of charity events).


Groups and coaches are always welcome at Forde Abbey, where the house, gardens, tearoom, 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 tearoom serving light lunches, snacks and cakes.


Forde Abbey House and Gardens has been monitoring closely the advice from the Government regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to remain open to visitors. 

The health and safety of our visitors and staff are our number one priority and as such as would ask people to follow NHS guidelines regarding regular hand washing and hygiene practices.

If the World Health Organization and/or the UK Government issue new guidance and advice, we will review the information immediately and update our website accordingly.

In the meanwhile, please enjoy the fresh air and open space of the gardens and all that Spring has to offer.

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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