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Forde Abbey Visit – CHANGE OF DATE!

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Due to the adverse weather forecast on Thursday 20th we are changing the date of our visit

A great opportunity to catch up with your gardening buddies and enjoy the beautiful gardens at Forde Abbey.  Join us on May 27th at 2pm for a breath of fresh air and some gardening inspiration.

Home to the highest powered fountain in the country, the award-winning gardens include topiary lined vistas, colourful herbaceous borders, an arboretum, a bog garden, which together with swathes of early Spring bulbs and camellias provide all year round interest. Designed to incorporate both the formal and informal aspects of garden design, the straight lines give way to meandering pathways the further you head away from the house, with plenty of benches and seating to admire the views along the way.

A garden is never the finished article, but more like a chapter that is constantly being written, re-written and edited to shape the flow and style of the narrative. It has slowly evolved over 900 years to reflect the lifestyle and taste of each generation living here.

From 1141 to the present day, Forde Abbey is a stunning example of history preserved but not petrified. Alice and Julian Kennard have inherited a garden rich in history but are keen to live and work in an informal style and you’ll often find Alice in the garden, tackling the latest project in hand. 

As well as taking in the garden on foot, you’ll find benches and seating dotted around so you can take the time to sit and enjoy the view. The swing benches are made by a local company, Sitting Spiritually.


This is a self-drive event. Admission to the gardens will costs £9.50 but we will be subsidising exisiting YGC members with 50% of the entrance fee.


May 27
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Yarty Gardening Club


Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU United Kingdom
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01460 220231