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Beautiful House and gardens

We were very pleasantly surprised by the amount of colour remaining throughout these beautiful... read more

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likestotravel30
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Absolutely Gorgeous!

A friend of mine drove with me to visit the gardens last week and we had the best time! As it is... read more

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Elizabeth M
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Houston, Texas
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“bog garden”(50 reviews)
“rock garden”(18 reviews)
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Thirty acres of beautiful gardens, surrounding one of the oldest inhabited houses in England that is open to the public, features a rockery, bog garden, arboretum and millions of spring bulbs.
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Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU, England
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+44 1460 220231
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Reviewed yesterday

We were very pleasantly surprised by the amount of colour remaining throughout these beautiful gardens for the time of year and thoroughly enjoyed meandering around the grounds. The House itself was extremely interesting with many beautiful and historic objects to view. We also very much...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A friend of mine drove with me to visit the gardens last week and we had the best time! As it is Dahlia season, they were simply over flowing throughout the grounds. The staff was very friendly and helped point us in the right direction...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Out of our party of 3, 2 of us had been before, we came again as we had enjoyed it and wanted to show it to the other member of our party. We were very disappointed to be expected to pay full price when even...More

Thank janetgonegardening
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here as somewhere to visit on a bit of a drizzly day in September, and safe to say we were not disappointed! The gardens here truly are beautiful, and the fountain is an incredible sight - make sure you stand downwind though! The...More

Thank telhinton1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit we didn’t visit the house only the grounds next time we shall do both if you are thinking of visiting this place more than once it’s worth buying a yearly pass as this will allow visits to 3other place at half...More

Thank Georgina C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Force Abbey and its beautifull Gardens make a perfect day out ,it boasts the tallest water jet in the country , several feet taller than Chatsworth , I have not seen Chatsworth but this is pretty impressive , you need to work out the wind...More

Thank Enid A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittedly we visited on a lovely sunny day in early September and this helps but we enjoyed a super day, the gardens are wonderful the house is extremely interesting and then you have the cafe serving delicious food and drinks and let’s not forget the...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 3/4 hours here, the weather was good, the gardens were lovely, nice to stroll around or just sit on one of several benches dotted around. The walled garden(a working one) was really good to observe too. The abbey was also worth a...More

Thank Tompkins25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Forde abbey and gardens today. I’m impaired mobility and there was a hand push wheelchair as well as a motorised wheelchair available for use. I didn’t take up the offer as I was told that there are lots of seating areas around to...More

Thank Fiona2901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to visit last week whilst in the area. I had a lovely walk through the gardens, lovely bog garden and the long walk was magnificent with a variety of established shrubs and plants. The fountain was also worth waiting for.

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House & Gardens Adults £12.50 Children under 15 free Gardens only Adults £10.00 Children under 15 free
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