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We Are Now Closed for the Winter Season

Forde Abbey’s house, garden, plant nursery and coffee shop are now closed for the winter, and we look forward to welcoming visitors back early in the spring.

Thank you for your continued support.


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
GardensThe Gardens are now closed. The gardens will be open for snowdrop weekends in February and will re-open daily for the season on 1st March 2022.
HouseThe house is now be closed for the Winter. It will reopen on Friday 1st April 2022.
Coffee ShopIs now closed for the Winter. It will reopen in early Spring of 2022, 10.45am - 4.45pm.
Shop and Plant CentreIs now closed for the Winter. It will re-open in early Spring of 2022, 10.30am - 5pm.
Eeles PotteryIs now closed for the Winter. The exhibition will be re-opening 1st March 2022. 11.30am - 5pm.

Their shop in Mosterton will be open: Shepherdswell, Mosterton, Beaminster, DT8 3HN www.simoneelesceramics

Admission prices


 AdultOnline PriceChildren
Under 5 free
Forde Abbey
& HH Members

House and Gardens£15£13.50£5Free


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 in the gardens on a short lead and only Assistance dogs in the house. There is always a bowl of water for thirsty dogs at the Coffee Shop.


Free parking, gift shop, plant nursery and a coffee shop 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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