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Minterne Gardens

Minterne Garden, near Dorchester

Not that well known but Minterne Garden is a real gem tucked away in the Dorset countryside

Wander peacefully through 20 acres at Minterne Gardens, which is tucked away in the beautiful Dorset Countryside.
The majority of plants here originate from plant hunters who toured the world between 1850 and 1950.
This is a beautiful place where magnolias and rhododendrons tower over small streams in Spring. Later, eurcryphias, hydrangeas and water lilies provide a new vista at each turn with ducks on the small lakes and cascades.
You can either follow the lower garden walk,  or take the upland walk which gives superb views across the densely planted valley.
In the background is the magnificent stone house (not open to the public) 
Spring is a brilliant time to visit but the gardens will give pleasure any time.
This is one of our favourite Gardens in Dorset.
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Minterne Gardens Opening Times- see latest information by visiting website.

Restricted disabled access. Cream teas, cakes, waffles, sandwiches etc. On the East terrace. (Weather permitting, ring ahead to confirm)


  • Telephone: 01300 341370
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Street: Minterne Magna
  • Postcode: DT2 7AU
  • City: Dorchester
  • County: Dorset


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