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Minterne Gardens

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Address: Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas DT2 7AU, England
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Amazing Autumn Colours

Decided to visit these gardens on a beautiful sunny day hoping to see some true autumn colour in the trees. Well, we were certainly not disappointed, the colours were some of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
CDMWareham
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Decided to visit these gardens on a beautiful sunny day hoping to see some true autumn colour in the trees. Well, we were certainly not disappointed, the colours were some of the best that we have seen anywhere. Particulary liked the acer trees, which looked fantastic with the sunlight shining on them. This is a lovely place to visit and... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is our favourite place. We have a holiday home near Weymouth and being a member of Historic Houses we visited Minterne Gardens some four years ago. Since then we are drawn like a magnet and we visit twice a year, especially in May June when all the blossoms on the rhododendrons and the azaleas are out. There are literally... More 

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Geoff M, Social Media Manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Nigel G, Thank-you so much for your kind review. It is lovely to hear that you visit twice a year. As you rightly mention, some areas of Minterne are uneven and therefore difficult for wheelchair access. During October it is actually "Two-for-One" so two people for just £5! We currently have an outside company serving cream teas from the... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Reasonable entry price to a beautifully kept garden. Around a mile walk along paths through shady borders and woodland. Very interesting plants and trees, water features and a small tearoom for refreshments make for a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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Geoff M, Minterne House Social Media Manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review

Thank-you for your kind review Katkitty, its great to hear that you found it a lovely way to spend an afternoon. We would like to reprint your comments on our website (Minterne.co.uk). Please let us know if this is a problem (enquiries@minterne.co.uk). We look forward to you visiting again, perhaps later in Autumn when the colours are truly amazing! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I bought a 2 for 1 voucher off the internet. Its £5 for adults and free for children up to 16, so we paid 5 pounds for both of us. They are very trusting as no one was on the entrance. We had a lovely walk round. Its very peaceful and we were glad we went on a quiet day.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I get the impression that I chose the wrong season to visit. In the summer the main colour is from hydrangeas. Apart from that the main attraction is the tranquility. I will return in the autumn when maybe the acers will be more colourful and again in the spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom. Lots of information boards around... More 

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Thank Grant B
Geoff M, Social Media Manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to visit and review Minterne House and Gardens. We were very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your trip. As you quite rightly point out; the hydrangeas are the 'star of the show' in summer. Indeed the autumn colours are absolutely stunning, as are the rhododendrons in Spring. We would love for you... More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Beautifully laid out Himalayan gardens incorporating a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs accessed by level paths. Fascinating, different and quiet. Well worth a visit. Entry £5 per person via honesty box.

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1 Thank apatish3
Geoff M, Social Media Manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review

Thank-you for your lovely review of Minterne. We were delighted to hear that you found it fascinating, different and quiet. Please do visit again. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We spent a beautiful sunny Sunday morning visiting these gardens. There are stunning flower beds around the house and lovely views and it all just gets better and better as you follow the shady path down to the river past fields of sheep and out into the sun again. So many trees, shrubs and plant varieties, plus waterfalls and benches... More 

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Geoff M, Minterne House Head of Online Marketing at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your review. If possible, we would like to quote it on our website; please contact us if you would prefer us not to. The flower beds are now in full bloom, a wonderful welcome as visitors pass the house! Those of us that live and work at Minterne feel lucky to do so. We do occasionally... More 

Bognor, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

As with the previous reviews, you cannot help but be amazed at how beautiful this park garden is with the stunning house in the background. The walk takes you down to a small river with little bridges and waterfalls. The variety of rhodedendrons and hostas towered over with Gunnera is quite lovely. Its so quiet here the bird song is... More 

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1 Thank Laraine N
Geoff M, Social Media Manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review

Thank-you for your kind review of Minterne Gardens. We were delighted to hear that enjoyed the rhododendrons, hostas, gunnera, bridges, waterfalls and, of course, the peace and quiet. Visitors are most welcome to explore the local church (St Andrews). Donations for its upkeep are very gratefully received. More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Unexpected visit. Pleasantly surprised to a honestly box for just £5 each.. Lovely walk followed by yummy cake and tea served in China cups and saucers Will go back one day

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Geoff M, Social Media Manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review

Thank-you for your kind review. We would love for you to come and visit us again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of the rare gardens that works on all four of the levels required to be really good. The walk around the park is well laid out and the many notices give horticultural and historical facts which enhances the visit. Historically it has much to recommend it being in the care of the Digby family from its creation... More 

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Geoff M, social media manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review

Thank-you for your wonderful review of Minterne Gardens. It really is very appreciated. It is lovely to hear that your granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it too. We would like to quote some of your review on our website. If there are any issues with this please let us know at enquiries@minterne.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you again on your next... More 

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