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***** The garden will be closed on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February*****

Due to the severity of the winds forecast this weekend, we do not feel it is safe to open the gardens for snowdrops. We just don’t want to take the risk with anyone’s safety, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Opening Times


AreaOpening Times
GardensThe gardens are open daily from 10am - 4pm, and if the shop is closed, there will be an honesty box system at the entrance.
HouseThe house re-opens in 2020 from 1st April - 31st October.
TearoomOpen every weekend throughout February in 2020 (from 10.30am - 3.30pm), and opening on a daily basis once again from the 1st March (10.30am - 4.30pm).
Shop and Plant CentreOpen every weekend throughout February in 2020 (10am - 4pm), and opening on a daily basis once again from the 1st March (10am - 5pm). The Plant Centre is run by Paul Bygraves, who will have a stall at this year's plant fair (see events for more information).
Eeles PotteryOpen in February at weekends, and on a daily basis from 1st March from 11am onwards.

Admission prices


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

Gardens in February
(Mon - Fri, honesty box)

Gardens from 1st March

House & Gardens from 1st April













Free (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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