Forde Abbey

    Forde Abbey

    Vicky Sartain

    Enjoy Forde Abbey’s award-winning 30 acre informal garden where there is always something of beauty and interest to see; from carpets of springtime bulbs, through vibrant summer borders to the wonderful colours of the arboretum in autumn. Even in winter, when the architectural features of the garden such as the ionic temple, statuary and cascade of lakes come to the fore, the garden remains outstanding. View all of these against the backdrop of the Centenary Fountain, at 160ft the highest powered fountain in England, and the house itself.

    Delight in the magnificent 850 year old family home complete with the ornate Mortlake tapestries amongst other treasures. Delicious homemade lunches and cakes available with gift shop, plant centre, pottery exhibition and forge.

    1992 Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year Award Winner.

    This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours – please check opening times.

    For more information about Historic Houses Association visit
    Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, TA20 4LU

    Tel: 01460 221 290


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