The gardens will reopen at 11am on Saturday 30 May 2020, although opening all areas will need to be gradual and phased to meet with government guidelines. We will be putting numerous health and safety measures in place, so your experience as a visitor is likely to be different from usual.
We will need the support of everyone to enable us to keep Forde Abbey House and 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. You do not have to come and book a time slot, just come and maintain social distancing.
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.
The mobility scooter and wheelchairs are currently not available for hire.
|Gardens||The gardens are open daily from 11am - 5pm (last admission at 4pm).|
|House||The 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.|
|Tearoom||Open daily from Wednesday 8th July from 11.15am - 4.45pm .|
|Shop and Plant Centre||Open daily from 11am - 5pm.|
|Eeles Pottery||Closed for now.|
|Adult||Children (5 - 15)|
Under 5 free
|Forde Abbey |
& HH Members
|Gardens from 2nd March||£12.50||£5||Free||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.
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.
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 https://www.fordeabbey.co.uk/events/. 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.