Minterne Gardens will be open from 1st February | 8th June closed 1.55-2.30pm | 22nd June closed 1.55-2.30pm


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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Winter wellbeing walks among drifts of snowdrops.

Minterne Gardens open for the snowdrops from 1st February 2022 For those of us who have been indoors over the winter months, the arrival of snowdrops heralds spring, and at Minterne Gardens we are very happy to see these cheerful flowers appearing.   Nestling amidst the soft sparkle of light snow, which melts to expose […]

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Tips for organising your wedding

Organising your wedding is one of the most special of occasions, filled with love it is often the day brides have dreamed and grooms have dreamt about since they were young children. However, whilst it is a wonderous occasion, there is lots to think about and plan and this can all too often lead to […]

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We return to our blog series to talk to the wonderful Fabulous company – who are truly, well, fabulous. Lizzie is the lady behind the brand who provide the most exquisite styling props and tableware for weddings, events and parties. Whether you are looking for places that look good enough to eat, or candelabras that […]

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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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