Fairy walks

Enchanted Fairy Walks

FAIRY TRAILS AT MINTERNE GARDENS FROM July 29th 2022 UNTIL September 11th 2022. This summer, come and escape to our Enchanted Garden – a world of dancing fairies, fiery dragons, and mischievous woodland boggarts. Our beautiful Himalayan Garden was created to enthral and delight and now there are even more magical surprises around every corner.  […]

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Walk amongst the the fairies at Minterne Gardens: Fairy Trails

FAIRY TRAILS AT MINTERNE GARDENS FROM July 29th 2022 There’s nothing more magical than searching forests, woodlands, and gardens for hidden fairy houses and here at Minterne Garden maybe you can hear the beat of tiny gossamer wings as our fairies’ land on their toadstools or a faint splash on the stream as they skim overhead. If […]

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Stay at Minterne

Stay at Minterne House

Explore England’s beautiful South-West from the luxurious comfort of Minterne Magna   Thinking of visiting Dorset? You’re not alone! Each year, 1.8 million people from all over the world choose to stay here to experience the region’s unrivalled beauty. But hotels aren’t your only option! For a more personal, more intimate, more local experience, why […]

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Kate Adie in Conversation with Ft. Lt. Colin Bell DFC AE

KATE ADIEIN CONVERSATION WITH Ft. Lt. COLIN BELL DFC AE FRIDAY 8TH JULY 6.30 FOR 7PM AT MINTERNE HOUSE MINTERNE MAGNA, DT27AU £25 (INCL WINE) Flt Lt. Colin Bell – now 101 years young A Mosquito Bomber Pilot with 50 raids over Germany Including 14 over the fiery cauldron of Berlin His recollection of those nights […]

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There is scientific evidence that going for a walk somewhere green – or just heading for the garden – when we need to recharge or relax improves wellbeing. In South Korea & Japan this is known as “forest-bathing” or “shinrin-yoku”. In Scandinavia it’s called “friluftsliv”, roughly translated as ‘free, air, life.’ Some call it “ecotherapy” […]

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Rhodendrons at Minterne


At home in the Himalayas and described as a ‘Race of Giants’ Rhododendrons have nobility and grace, and their beauty is self-evident. Inciting horticultural passions for hundreds of years epitomized by the Victorian Plant Hunters they have survived and thrived in the west.   ‘The real art of gardening,’ wrote Lionel de Rothschild, ‘is to […]

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Minterne Spring Fair

MINTERNE SPRING FAIR In aid of RNLI & St. Andrew’s Church   Sunday 8th MAY 2022 11.00am to 4.30pm Entrance £6 for adults   Minterne House in the Cerne Valley is the stunning backdrop for this year’s Spring Fair to be held on Sunday 8thMay. With one of the best shrub gardens in England and […]

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Bluebells at Minterne

Bluebells at Minterne Gardens – April Walks

Enchanting, frothy, and iconic, bluebells are a favourite with the faeries and a sure sign that spring is in full swing! Glowing violet in the woods, the bluebell is an incredible wildflower spectacle and reach their greatest densities in the UK woods creating incredible blue carpets which we fondly associate with spring.   Also known […]

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cherry blossom

Cherry Blossom At Minterne Gardens – March Walks

By the end of March, these delicate flowers bring fresh beauty to the landscape.   Countless quotes have been dedicated to their beauty and encapsulate the admiration of people who enjoy them every spring. A Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and poet wrote: “Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers; but the spring […]

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Minterne Gardens Daffodils

Daffodil walks: Blooms of cheer and hope

Beautifully bright and light, daffodils are the birth flower of the month of March. These blooms that remind us of sunshine and the coming summer are rich with symbolism.   Every year we patiently look for the first signs of spring in the air – leaves in bud, birds singing and butterflies migrating. Minterne Gardens […]

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