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Author Topic: Forde Abbey, Near Chard, Somerset- 28 June 2019  (Read 1083 times)

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Forde Abbey, Near Chard, Somerset- 28 June 2019
« on: June 28, 2019, 08:25:01 PM »
For the past four days we have had very strong winds, day and night, and although it has been warm (under 25C most days) I for one found it annoying! By this morning I'd had enough of it so we decided to go out and chose one of our regular haunts, Forde Abbey. It's around a 120 mile round trip but we hadn't visited for two years and there was every chance that it wouldn't be as windy... and it wasn't. The option of a late 'full english' at a farm shop on the way was a critical decision too!

First up in pictures are things that caught my eye in the Bog Garden (1-10)









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Re: Forde Abbey, Near Chard, Somerset- 28 June 2019
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 08:27:23 PM »
Some more Bog Garden.










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Re: Forde Abbey, Near Chard, Somerset- 28 June 2019
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 08:36:45 PM »
Fountain 160 feet high (49 meters) put in place in 2005 to commemorate the centenary of the Roper family's ownership of the house and estate.



The Lake.



Because I always think I'll buy some then never remember to order some, Turk's Cap Lilies



Because I like them







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Re: Forde Abbey, Near Chard, Somerset- 28 June 2019
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 05:56:50 PM »
I can remember picking strawberries there with my teenage daughter.  We thought it would be fairer to weigh her before and after picking as she probably had more inside her than were in the punnets!
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Re: Forde Abbey, Near Chard, Somerset- 28 June 2019
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 06:40:56 PM »
Lovely memory Tom.
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