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Minterne Gardens


Minterne Magna, Nr Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AU

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If you wish to wander peacefully through 20 acres of wild woodland gardens, where magnolias, rhododendrons, eucryphias, hydrangeas, water plants and water lilies, provide a new vista at each turn, with ducks on small lakes and cascades, then you will be welcome at Minterne, the home of the Churchill and Digby families for 350 years. The setting of Great Hintock House in Thomas Hardy's novel, 'The Woodlanders'.

Allow at least an hour and a half for your visit.

Suitablity for the Disabled: Unsuitable. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Free. Picnic tables in car park. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds on leads.

Guide Prices

Adult £5.00, accompanied children free. Free to RHS members.


Road Directions

By Road:
Nearest major road is A352. On A352 Dorchester to Sherborne road, 2 miles north of Cerne Abbas.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Sherborne station. Follow A352 Dorchester Road 2 miles north of Cerne Abbas.


Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Opening Times

* 16 Feb-9 Nov: daily, 10am-6pm.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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