Forde Abbey and Gardens
The fantastic abbey dates from the 12th century and is a must see.
The Kennard Family welcomes you to their unique house and 30 acres of world famous Gardens at Forde Abbey tucked away in the Dorset countryside.
Founded by Cistercian monks over 800 years ago it became one of the richest and most learned monasteries in the country.
The Garden was developed in the 1800s and has continued to evolve, so you can explore many different aspects from spring bulbs, herbaceous borders along the canal, an amazing bog garden, arboretum, lakes and working kitchen garden. Lovely Autumn colours.
A new winter garden is currently under development. 'One of the greatest gardens in the West Country' - Alan Titchmarsh.
Forde Abbey and Garden - 2019- open daily. Snowdrop Weekends and Crocus Week. See website.
- Street: Forde Abbey
- Postcode: TA20 4LU
- City: Chard
- County: Somerset
- Country: United Kingdom
- Telephone: 01460 221290
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