Minterne House & Gardens

Welcome to our “Corner of Paradise” in the Dorset Countryside

About the Gardens

Landscaped in the manner of Capability Brown the gardens are laid out in a horseshoe below Minterne House. The trail is around a mile in length with benches at regular intervals so you can sit and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Minterne hosts a world renowned and completely unique collection of Himalayan Rhododendrons and Azaleas, with Spring bulbs, Cherries, Maples and many fine and rare trees. Other features include a chain of small lakes, waterfalls and streams. 

Minterne Valley was landscaped in the manner of Capability Brown in the 18th Century. The gardens are laid out in a horseshoe below Minterne House, with a chain of small lakes, waterfalls and streams. They contain an unique collection of Himalayan Rhododendrons and Azaleas, with Spring bulbs, Cherries, Maples