Home to the stunning Mortlake tapestries, woven from the internationally famous Raphael cartoons, now housed in the V&A, the Abbey has a rich and varied history spanning 900 years. Walk in the actual footsteps of the monks, and explore the exquisite interior featured in the latest Hollywood adaptation of ‘Far From the Madding Crowd.’
The highest powered fountain in the country is a highlight for many in 30 acres of award-winning gardens which include topiary-lined vistas, colourful herbaceous borders, a giant-sized labyrinth in the arboretum and swathes of early spring bulbs and camellias to provide all year round interest.
Everything you need to know to plan your day out at Forde Abbey including information on ticket prices, activities for children around the house and gardens, how to find us, places to stay nearby and a range of events to suit all ages throughout the year.
A seasonal selection of reasonably priced herbaceous perennials, grown on site by Paul Bygraves along with helpful advice and pots of inspiration for the garden – visitors rarely leave empty-handed!
A beautiful and historic country house venue with award-winning gardens that offer romance, elegance, grandeur and beauty. To make your day even more special, Forde Abbey never books more than one wedding at a weekend, making it exclusively yours to enjoy.
Now's the time to be sowing seeds, both flowers and vegetables, directly in the ground. If the weeds start growing, Danny, our gardener, is always of the mind that's it's a sure sign the ground is warm enough. For flowers, you can sow them using a variety of methods -...read more