News, Views and Blog
Welcome to the news, views and blog section of Minterne. During the coming months we will be posting regular updates and musings about all the goings on both in and around Minterne.
We will be showing everything Minterne has to offer the local residents of Cerne Abbas, Dorchester and Sherborne to holiday makers and visitors from further afield. We hope this can also act as a channel for you to communicate with us. Let us know what you like about the gardens, ideas and suggestions or even questions you may have about the mile and a half of wild woodland that comprises Minterne. Our Head Gardener Mark Bobin will endeavour to answer any horticultural curiosities you may have!
See some examples of the finest florists in Dorset; all of whom have produced some stunning arrangements, bouquets and decorations here at Minterne House.read more
We look at how Minterne has historically dealt with ice and snow; with ice hockey on the frozen lake! We also look at a historic marriage proposal.read more
Gardens Open Daily
10am – 6pm * 11th February to 9th November * Admission Price £5.00 (Children under 12 Free)
Season Tickets Available Here
Dogs welcome on leads * Parking is FREE for visitors in the car park opposite St Andrews Church * Minterne currently offers a selection of cream teas (weather permitting - please phone ahead to confirm) * Please note: Unfortunately, Minterne Gardens feature many uneven surfaces and are therefore NOT SUITABLE for wheelchairs * Minterne House itself is a private residence and therefore not open to the public without prior consent.