Pumpkin anyone?

Pumpkin anyone? Visit Minterne Gardens this Halloween and see if you can find Jack of the Lantern roaming the gardens with any other evil spirits! The tradition of Jack O’Lantern pumpkins originates in Ireland with a Folk Tale about Jack, a stingy trickster, and the...

Autumn Fire at Minterne

Warm up this weekend with a glorious autumn walk around the Himalayan Gardens at Minterne as the trees begin to show their fiery colours! There is nothing quite the same as seeing the garden in its seasonal transition as the colder days turn Summer’s vibrant array of...

Gold Rush

The Gardens This Month Visitor Information Finding Us OCTOBER BLOG By Maureen Panchen  THE GOLD RUSH   The first whispering days of autumn coolness bring in a shimmering wash of leaves and clear, bright mornings in the Cerne Valley.   With the appearance of this...

Autumn Planting, The Farm & Medieval Traditions

The Gardens This Month Visitor Information Finding Us SEPTEMBER BLOG By Maureen Panchen and Mark Bobin  AUTUMN PLANTING, THE FARM AND MEDIEVAL TRADITIONS The colours at Minterne are already changing – Dense honey-coloured light of late summer evenings shines...

Mid-Summer at Minterne

The Gardens This Month Visitor Information Finding Us AUGUST BLOG By Maureen Panchen  MID-SUMMER AT MINTERNE  HYDRANGEAS, BIRDS, TREES & SOME HISTORY THROWN IN!   AUGUST ushers in the Hydrangeas at Minterne – with robust blue, white & pink squadrons...

July Wildlife at Minterne

The Gardens This Month Visitor Information Finding Us JULY BLOG By Mark Bobin  WILDLIFE AT MINTERNE JULY is a great month to view the diverse wildlife that call Minterne Gardens their home. Dragonflies, Damselflies and frogs all stick around the water areas. Here you...