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Forde Abbey

On Sunday a friend and I went to visit the snowdrops at Forde Abbey.

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Forde Abbey, Dorset, Somerset

It is on the border of Dorset and Somerset and just an hour’s drive from where I live. The house is not open until April,

snowdrops

urns and gates

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but the gardens are a lovely place to wander in.

garden

crocus

rockery

camellia

carpet of snowdrops

and having poured with rain the whole way there, the sun shone for us

Forde Abbey tree

and the skies cleared

blue sky

This Cornelian Cherry (Cornus Mas) was really in the spotlight.

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cornus mas

so sunny! but no scent.

cornus

with a circle of snowdrops beneath – what a gem!

cornus mas

The star of the show for me, but the hellebores came a close second

hellebore

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hellebore

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There were enough windows on the building to last for the whole year of the Monthly Meet-Up Photo Challenge

forde abbey

So you will be seeing more of this place on Tuesday the 5th March.

Edit: for a gallery of amazing photos go to the Forde Abbey Instagram page.

 

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