Forde Abbey Gardens

Flowers spill over the edge of the path through Forde Abbey’s walled kitchen garden

There is nothing like a rainy weekend to make you look back at an earlier garden visit with fondness. My September visit to Forde Abbey Gardens was my favourite such visit of the year. The garden’s borders put on a fantastic late summer to autumn display. The Abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. Today, the private estate is run by the Kennard family. Here is a photo blog of my visit to Forde Abbey near Chard, Somerset.

View over the long borders at Forde Abbey Gardens
Border full of late summer and autumn colour

Slideshow of further photos:

References and Further Reading

  • Forde Abbey (2021): Ford Abbey. A South West Treasure
  • Forde Abbey (2019): Forde Abbey & Gardens. Garden Plan
  • Forde Abbey (2021): Forde Abbey House & Gardens


Karen does not seek or receive any commercial interest or advantage from this blog. She is not promoting any business venture. She simply loves to share fascinating facts about plants. These pages illustrate her love of plants, botany, biodiversity, gardens and creative expression. There is always so much to learn about plant diversity. This blog is designed as a showcase for photography, commentary on plants and wildlife, gardens and other places visited, horticulture and related topics. Viewpoints are her own, not those of her employer.

All above photos © Karen Andrews

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