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!

Minterne – Cream Teas

During the Mayday bank holidays we welcomed Hennis Sweet Treats of Weymouth to Minterne Gardens. Hennis served cream teas and we are very pleased to announce that they will continue to provide refreshments on the East Terrace throughout May (please note: they will not...

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Minterne – A Bird’s Eye View

We have been very fortunate this month to receive some images courtesy of Roland Vernon. Although, we have a huge collection of beautiful photographs of the Grand House and beautiful gardens we seldom see the 27-acres from this angle! Our thanks go out to Mr Vernon of...

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Spring into the Garden

The spring bulbs at Minterne Gardens are erupting into colour one by one, which must be a sure sign of the season changing. Daffodils have long been considered one of the heralds of spring. Planted in autumn, they spend several months developing roots before the...

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Gardens Open Daily
10am – 6pm    *    11th February to 9th November    *    Admission Price £6.00 (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.

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“You supported our impression of English people’s extraordinary kindness!” Gesche and Martin from Germany

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“Best Year Yet!” Jonathan E via TripAdvisor

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“Wonderful gardens. Been back to this garden for at least the sixth time. Highly recommended.”

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“Wonderful spring gardens” Ann A via TripAdvisor

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“Minterne Gardens was a great recommendation and was a refreshing change from National Trust formality.”

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“”This is our favourite place”

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“Minterne Garden looking beautiful today, my first visit, still discovering Dorset after 36yrs!”

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“Visited @Minterne_Garden, gorgeous place! Planned an hour, stayed an entireafternoon”

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” We had a lovely walk round. Its very peaceful. Its set in beautiful surrounds. Make sure you read all the information on the way round, it is very interesting.”

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“Very interesting plants and trees, water features and a small tearoom for refreshments make for a lovely way to spend an afternoon”

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