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Forde Abbey and Gardens

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Forde Abbey and Gardens
Address

Chard
Somerset
TA20 4LU

Telephone
01460 220231
Website
www.fordeabbey.co.uk
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Opening Times

Garden
Open all year
Mon-Sun: 10:00-18:30 (last admission 16:30)

Tearoom
Open 1 March to 31 October, Mon-Sun: 11:00-16:30

Plant centre and gift shop
Open 1 March to 31 October, Mon-Sun: 10:00-17:00

House
Open 16 March to 31 October
Tue-Fri, Sun, Bank Holidays: 12:00-16:00

Pricing

Gardens only
Adults: £9.00
Children: Free (under 15 years)
Seniors: £8.00

House and gardens
Adults: £11.00
Children: Free (under 15 years)
Seniors: £10.00

Site Type
Seasonal or All Year Round?
Additional Fee Information
Facilities
Access Information
Collections
Time Periods

Travel back through time at a 900-year-old Cistercian monastery set in 30 acres of award-winning gardens.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Mermaid Pond is home to the spectacular Centenary Fountain. With a maximum height of 49 metres it is the highest powered fountain in England.

There are currently no events happening at Forde Abbey and Gardens.

No volunteering opportunities are available at Forde Abbey and Gardens. Find out more about volunteering here

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Learning

Group visits and tours can be arranged. Activities for children include a house quiz, letterboxing around the gardens, activity sheets for younger children and a leaf-rubbing pack. Forde Abbey is currently re-writing its National Curriculum-linked tour of the house for schoolchildren.

Please contact the Abbey for more information.

Research

The Abbey can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection and local history.

Please contact the Abbey for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

Forde Abbey hosts weddings, civil ceremonies and receptions throughout the year, as well as other functions. Up to 150 guests can be accommodated.

To enquire about using the Abbey space for your event please contact the Abbey.


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