Forde Abbey

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chard, Somerset   ·  30 acres of stunning, award winning gardens surround this 900 year old former Cistercian monastery, now converted into a unique family home.
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A beautiful circular window over the entrance to the chapel.

A beautiful circular window over the entrance to the chapel.

No doubt about the pecking order around here!

No doubt about the pecking order around here!

One of a pair of Coate stone statues aligned with the avenue of trees in the Park.

One of a pair of Coate stone statues aligned with the avenue of trees in the Park.

A pair of stone dogs sit either side of the entrance to the kitchen garden.

A pair of stone dogs sit either side of the entrance to the kitchen garden.

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

A clipped topiary avenue in the garden.

A clipped topiary avenue in the garden.

One lucky winner in the Easter Egg hunt went home with this, guaranteed to last the Easter hols and beyond! #easteregg #chocolate

The Giant Easter egg, this massive Easter egg, by James Chocolates, is one of the biggest eggs you can buy for Easter

The chickens are free-range and you'll often find them happily scratching around the borders and garden.

Forde Abbey House and Gardens

Sculptural highlights around the garden

Sculptural highlights around the garden

The Avenue of trees in the Park.

The Avenue of trees in the Park.

#erythronium dens-canis #dogstooth #violet

Forde Abbey House and Gardens

Our herd of Ruby Red Devons in the Parkland.

Forde Abbey House and Gardens