The secluded gardens at Minterne, famed for its seasonal profusion of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Japanese cherries and Magnolias are set in a peaceful wooded valley and have been described by Simon Jenkins as ‘corner of paradise.’ In late May and June many fine specimens of Davidia Involucrata (the Pocket Handkerchief Tree) are a particular feature. Small lakes, streams and cascades offer a new vista at each turn around the 1-mile round horseshoe-shaped gardens, and in the summer the streams are enhanced by primulas, astilbes and water-lilies. Over 200 Maples and Acers provide sensational autumn colouring.
A much loved and cherished country house, Minterne is licenced for Civil Marriage Ceremonies and hosts a very limited number of weddings each year, making each one a unique and very special occasion, with the gardens providing a stunning backdrop for photographs. Whether you want to enjoy a peaceful stroll through the wild woodland gardens, hold a Corporate event, host heritage dining for that special occasion, or organise a guided house tour for a special interest group, please contact 01300 341370 for details or email email@example.com website www.minterne.co.uk
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
* 10.00 - 18.00
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff*|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket|
|Children (up to 12 years)||free|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Nearest major road is A352. On A352 Dorchester to Sherborne road, 2 miles north of Cerne Abbas.
Nearest station is Sherborne station. Follow A352 Dorchester Road 2 miles north of Cerne Abbas.