The beautiful and varied Gardens of Cranborne in Dorset will be open for visitors on the weekend of June 12th and 13th. All of the gardeners have been very busy over the lockdown and are looking forward to being able to show their gardens again. From the famous Cranborne Manor gardens, originally designed by John Tradescant in the 17th century, through elegant period and modern homes to much-loved cottage gardens, there is something for everyone in this delightful and historic Dorset village.

The gardens will be open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June. Entry is £10 for adults (good for both days); children free.

There will be a wide range of local artisan stalls and delicious, homemade refreshments. The event is being held in aid of church funds. Cranborne offers a wonderful garden centre with a café and 2 pubs in the village if you want to make a day out of it.

Highlights of the many gardens opening include:

Cranborne Manor Gardens: designed by John Tradescant in the early 17th century, the structure follows a pattern of ‘rooms’, delineated by hedges or walls and softened by billowing herbaceous borders.

The Old Vicarage: a mature garden with views to the church and Cranborne Manor. A natural swimming pond provides a habitat for wild life.

Manor View House: this wonderful late-Georgian house boasts a beautiful walled garden, with a mass of repeat planting surrounding variegated standard hollies; deep borders are planted with a mixture of shrubs, perennials and roses.

Bank House: a typical Edwardian small walled garden with a vine, herbaceous plantings, roses, shrubs and climbing plants.

16 gardens open. Cranborne Manor Garden, which usually charges for entry, has graciously allowed us to include it in the price of the ticket.

Local artisan stalls; homemade lunches, cakes and teas will be offered.

Place: Cranborne, Dorset; Entrance to car park on Salisbury Road BH21 5PU

Dates: June 12th & 13th 2021

Time: 11am – 5pm

Price: £10 adults (tickets valid for both days); children free; no dogs please as there is no shade in the car park. A car washing service will be available for those that are interested.

Enquiries: 01725 551242


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