Gardens to visit in Dorset
Dorset is one of my favourite counties in England with many beautiful gardens to visit. With historic Manor Houses you will be spoilt for choice and you really need a week to ensure that you do not miss anything.
The rolling delightful countryside around Dorchester is known as 'Hardy country' and you can visit the House and Garden of Thomas Hardy who wrote such stories as 'Far from the Madding Crowd. Near here you can also visit the historic Athelhampton House, and Kingston Maurward Gardens. Other great Gardens can be found near Bridport and Weymouth.
Down towards the Heritage coast and Chesil Beach you must visit Abbotsbury Gardens which has interest all the year round. It also has great displays of Rhododendrons in Spring and early summer.