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!

Certificate of Excellence

Certificate of Excellence   We were delighted this month to have been awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence 2016' courtesy of online review site TripAdvisor. As it stands we currently have a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 57 reviews. This places us as the number two...

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Gardens Open Daily
10am – 6pm    *    1st February to 11th 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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