Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Address: Forde Abbey
Postcode: TA20 4LU
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Telephone: 01460 220231
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Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey, once a Cistercian monastery and a family home since 1649, is set within 30 acres of award winning gardens. Located on the banks of the River Axe the garden presents something of interest and beauty throughout the year, from the carpet of early spring bulbs, and the striking summertime herbaceous borders fronting the Centenary Fountain, the highest powered fountain in England, to the glorious colours of the arboretum later in the autumn. Even during the winter months it is possible to enjoy the architectural splendour of the garden with its cascade of lakes and Ionic temple set against the magnificent backdrop of the Abbey itself. The Rockery and Bog Garden offer a fine array of specialist plants while the produce from the walled kitchen garden can often be sampled in the restaurant and tearoom. For the newly inspired gardener a range of rare and unusual plants can be purchased from the Plant Centre.

Forde Abbey is situated 4 miles to the south east of Chard and is sign posted from the A30 and A358. The garden is open daily throughout the year from 10.00am to 4.30pm (last admission). For more information call (01460) 221290.