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Opening Times


AreaOpening Times
GardensOpen daily throughout the year from 10.00am - 4.30pm
HouseOpen 2nd April – 31st October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 12 to 4pm.

The House will be open from 13th - 20th December as part of our illuminated trail. Please see our events section for further information.
TearoomOpen daily 10.30am to 4.30pm
Shop and Plant CentreOpen daily 10.00am to 5.00pm
Eeles PotteryThe pottery will be closing on the 24th October and will re-open between 11am and 4.30pm from April 2019.

Admission prices


 AdultChildren (5 - 15)MembersRHS Members
Gardens£10.00£5.00FreeFree (Fridays only)
House and Gardens
Re-opens 2nd April
£13.00£5.00FreeHouse Upgrade £3 (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.

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.