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Thomas Hardy's Cottage Garden

Thomas Hardy's Cottage Garden, Dorchester

The Thomas Hardy Cottage garden of around 1/3 acre is beautifully laid out with paths, cottage flowers and a vegetable patch.

Hardy's Cottage and Garden is nestled down a country lane amongst woodland in the Dorset countryside and is the historic cottage and garden where one of the most famous novelists and poets in the world was born and where he spent his younger years.
Thomas Hardy is famous for novels such as 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and 'Tess of the d'Urbevilles'. 
The garden is worth visiting combined with a visit to the cottage which is also open.
There is a Thomas Hardy exhibition at the County Museum in Dorchester.

What are the 2020 opening times for Hardy's Cottage?
Opening Times 2021 - see latest information by visiting website.

Is Hardy's Cottage  National Trust?
Yes and entrance free to NT members

Where can I stay near Hardy's Cottage?
We list recommended places to stay and hotels near to the garden.

Where is Thomas Hardy's Cottage?
Near Dorchester in Dorset


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  • Street: Hardy's Cottage
  • Postcode: DT2 8QJ
  • City: Dorchester
  • County: Dorset


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