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Halloween trails and treats


Follow the PUMPKIN Trail round Minterne Gardens during half-term and tell us how many you can find. Spot the Minterne Halloween skeletons, get tangled with the mammoth spiders webs and dodge those batty bats!! A goody bag will be waiting for all the children at the Café on the Terrace when you hand in your […]

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Halloween Firework Display


Halloween Fireworks This Halloween Minterne House will be celebrating with a bang, quite literally! Buy your tickets HERE Come and enjoy a spectacular firework display on Friday 29th October at Minterne Gardens. The garden gates will be open from 6pm with the display starting at 7:30pm. A selection of delicious food will be available to […]

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We are recruiting!


Part-time holiday cover  required.   We are looking for a part-time holiday cover to come in and support the smooth running of the office and to assist Lord Digby with office tasks.   Nestled in the heart of Dorset, Minterne House is a private country house in an unequalled setting boasting renowned Himalayan Gardens that […]

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Minterne Summer Fair


Minterne House in the Cerne Valley is the stunning backdrop for this year’s Summer Fair to be held on Sunday 1st August. With one of the best shrub gardens in England and 100-year old Rhododendrons & Azaleas at their peak splendor, this promises to be a popular day out for all the family and your […]

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Live music comes to Minterne!


Live music returns to Dorset! This summer the grounds of Minterne House will be filled with live music as the house launches ‘Minterne Festival of Music’. With two concerts taking place across two days, each concert is a standalone event celebrating classical and boogie-woogie music. Tickets are sold on an individual basis. Join us on […]

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Meet the supplier series – Apex Marquees


As wedding season is all but upon us, restrictions permitting, we speak to the fabulous Apex Marquees who, with over 25 years experice, are the best in the business when it comes to all things marquee! How did you get into events and Marquee hire? More than 25 years ago I was looking for a […]

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Meet the supplier series – Amazing Face


We return to our series of blogs where we are introducing you to the very best wedding industry suppliers and experts who share their advice, ideas, and insights on planning your perfect wedding and their industry. This week we spoke to one of the top team of hair and makeup artists, Amazing Face,  to find […]

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Hop into the Easter bank holiday!


Not only are the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, we have some extra time off to enjoy the great outdoors! Whether you’ve you an Easter-tastic bank holiday to plan or a whole two weeks of Easter school holiday’s, we’ve got gardens to keep you entertained! Follow the Easter bunny down the hole […]

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Married by a celebrant: How a celebrant works?


In the last 12 months we have seen the wedding sector change dramatically. With celebrations of 150 a distant memory, and intimate celebrations taking centre stage, this shift has given rise to couples becoming more creative, flexible, and bespoke in their celebrations. With outdoor weddings becoming increasingly popular, especially considering COVID restrictions, couples are finding […]

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Gardens at Minterne: Swathes of snowdrops


Whatever the season, the gardens at Minterne House always provide visitors with an impressive show, and this month is no exception; it is time for the snowdrop to take centre stage. Small yet perfectly formed and utterly compelling, this delicate white flower brings a feeling of hope to what lies ahead; a sign that spring […]

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