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Opening Times


AreaOpening Times
GardensOctober - open daily from 10.00am to 5.30pm with last admission an hour before closing time.
From November, the gardens will be open from 10am - 4pm, and if the shop is closed, there will be an honesty box system at the entrance.
HouseOpen on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Bank holiday Mondays, from 12 noon until 4pm until 31st October. The house re-opens in 2020 from 1st April - 31st October.
TearoomOpen daily between 10.30am and 4.30pm until 31st October. Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday in November & in December for our week of Christmas illuminations. Open every weekend throughout February in 2020 (from 10.30 - 3.30am), and opening on a daily basis once again from the 1st March (10.30am - 4.30pm.
Shop and Plant CentreOpen daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm until 31st October. Open on Fridays, Saturdays & Sunday in November and in December during our week of Christmas illuminations. Open ever weekend throughout February in 2020 (10am - 4pm), and opening on a daily basis once again from the 1st March (10am - 5pm.
Eeles PotteryOpen daily from 11.00am to 4.30pm - closed during Winter.

Admission prices


 AdultChildren (5 - 15)Forde Abbey Members & Historic Houses MembersRHS Members
Gardens in October

Gardens in November, December (excluding week of Christmas illuminations) & January

Gardens in February (weekends)

Gardens in February
(Mon - Fri, honesty box)

From March




£5 (Under 5, free)








Free (Fridays only)

House and Gardens

From 1 April 2020



House 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.

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