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Minterne Gardens

Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas DT2 7AU, England
+44 1300 341370
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Have visited these gardens several times, always frustrated that no refreshments were available... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bevilj
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Dorset U.K.
More than lovely gardens

We had a tour of both Minterne House and Gardens. It was the ancestral home of both the Churchill... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CFofLL
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Fredericton, Canada
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Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas DT2 7AU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited these gardens several times, always frustrated that no refreshments were available. Today however on entering the main gate, there is a board advertising Light lunches and refreshments. On buying your ticket, you can buy a meal deal, which is a excellent idea. You...More

Thank bevilj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a tour of both Minterne House and Gardens. It was the ancestral home of both the Churchill and Digby families. The original house was destroyed by dry rot and the present house was rebuilt around 1900, and contains a large number of historic...More

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Minterne Gardens are beautiful valley gardens, stacked with rhododendron, azaleas, magnolias and grand trees. They are situated in a deep valley with a series of lakes and streams, full of ferns and candelabra primroses. The countryside is wonderful Dorset hills, with ancient trees and wild...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I visited these gardens on a day when it poured with rain, however the gardens still looked magnificent. I would love to go back on a sunny day and revel in their beauty. The walk is along the side of a valley with lovely streams,...More

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Geoff M, Online Marketing for Minterne House at Minterne Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely review Ann. It is much appreciated. Sorry to hear that it was raining during your visit - do return soon as the weather is wonderful and the gardens really are stunning at the moment. May is a terrific time of...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Been back to this garden for at least the sixth time. Highly recommended. This is probably the best time of the year to see it, though there is stuff to see throughout the year.

Thank JohnDorchester
Geoff M, Online Marketing for Minterne House at Minterne Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your review JohnDorchester. It's great to hear that you have returned to the gardens time and again and we hope you enjoy the new features and paths the team have created. We look forward to seeing you on your seventh visit!

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Actually I've only been once before - and really enjoyed it then. This year - right NOW - it's superb. The David Involuta -if that's the right Latin for the handkerchief tree are super. The Rhodos azaleas etc are a delight. And although probably a...More

Thank Jonathan E
Geoff M, Digital Marketing for Minterne House and Gardens at Minterne Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for visiting Jonathan and for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. Please accept our apologies for your delayed teas on the terrace. We have not received any other complaints but will be sure to pass your comments on to the...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Minterne Gardens on a gloriously sunny day and were absolutely thrilled with the extent of the gardens and the abundance and variety of colourful plants, shrubs and trees. Round every turn of the meandering paths a new vista was to be seen -...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Spent a morning wandering around the gardens, which are heavily influenced by Asian plants brought back in the 19th century. As a result, the rhododendrons were in full bloom when we visited. There is a good circuit to follow with a few interesting deviations. Lots...More

Thank HonitonSaint
Geoff M, Digital Marketing for Minterne House at Minterne Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review HonitonSaint. We look forward to welcoming you back to Minterne House and Gardens soon.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Simply must visit, fantastic for spring walk, lots of ponds, great azaleas and lots of bluebells to see. It is probably the best spring garden to see in Dorset and I strongly recommend especially if you like visiting gardens. Car park is opposite 15 century...More

Thank Agnieszka P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were absolutely stunned by the variety of flowers in bloom - ornamental rhodedendrons, sweet smelling azaleas, magnolias and lots more..... and the woodlands carpeted with bluebells and wild flowering garlic. My favourite was the Handkerchief tree of which there were several, and in bloom!...More

Thank HelenD0rset
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