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.


Image 1: Photo Courtesy of Mark Bobin, Head Gardener.

Guide Prices

Adult £8.00, accompanied children free. Free to RHS members.



  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Private dining areas
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Event venue
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Film or TV location

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking
  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided tours by arrangement


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