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The weather was poor very heavy showers but what an amazing visit. The ‘house ‘ was beautifully decorated simple but stunning a huge amount of work and dedication from the team! The gardens were truly stunning so cleverly lit to enhance the structure of the...More
Entry to the house and Gardens at Forde Abbey isn't cheap for a family but it's worth paying for both (you can do the gardens only). The house has a ton of history and is beautifully preserved. The gardens/lawns are a fab place for a...More
Promoted as an evening with fireworks, 'special guests, lights, a bar and 'street food' it sounded like fun. It was pricey (12.50 on the gate) and billed as running from 5.30 to 9 pm. We arrived at 6 pm to find a 50 metre long...More
The building is still private, so much of it is shut off, but what you can see is lovely. But the setting and the gardens make this place worth a visit. Notably good are the ponds and fountain and the very impressive walled vegetable garden....More
Forde Abbey is local to us and we have visited on a number of occasions. It has beautiful gardens and of interest architecturally. It has taken to organizing events but the Firework Event they held 3 days ago was extermely disappointing for the price paid....More
We were staying at nearby Cricket St Thomas and the seaside was chilly so we headed inland.
We had some difficulties as my partner had had 2 heart attacks last week and had limited energy and mobility.
We were met by Miss Roper in her...More
This is a very large house and grounds so you need time to do the house justice.You can just explore the grounds or do the house and grounds. The house opened at 12pm .
So we explored the grounds that are well kept. The fountain...More
The abbey is set in lovely compact grounds a short drive out of Chard. It is a lovely place to,visit. The house is interesting but it is well worth a season ticket to the abbey so one can observe the changing of the seasons in...More
We had a lovely welcome on arrival with directions and helpful staff. We did not do the house but the garden was lovely. The trees were beautiful in their autumn colours. The garden was not spectacular but very tranquil and peaceful, and the fountain was...More
beautiful house and gardens that have the potential to offer so much more. shame a lot of the plants were covered with green netting making it difficult to see what's underneath!
wonderful head gardener who was willing to chat through the names of things and...More