Crocus Week and Forde Abbey

We welcome you to our spectacular display of crocus on our lawns.

Picking up the baton from the snowdrops in February, acres of naturalised crocuses (Crocus vernus and tommasinianus) will line the pathways and cover the lawns with their wide open chalices.

The earliest record of Crocus vernus planted at the Abbey dates back to over a hundred years ago, and since then they have self sown year after year, and naturalised gloriously in our 30 acers of gardens and meadows. With each passing year a few more have been added to areas that need a bit of encouragement and we are very pleased with the results. It’s the perfect time of the year when all the pollinators come out to bask in the sunshine buzzing around feasting on the nectar.

Elsewhere in the garden, the wild daffodils (Narcissus lobularis), dog’s tooth violets (Erythronium dens-canis), clumps of Lenten roses (Helleborus x hybridus) and splashes of Chionodoxa will be welcoming bees and visitors whilst singing the song of spring.

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Event Details

Forde Abbey House and Gardens, Chard, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA20 4LU

Start Date:
1st Mar 2023 at 10:30

End Date:
7th Mar 2023 at 17:00

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