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Minterne Gardens in Dorset

This page is about Minterne Gardens in Dorchester, Dorset

These gardens, laid out in a horseshoe shape below Minterne House in the lovely Minterne Valley, landscaped in the style of Capability Brown in the 18th century contain an important collection of Himalayan Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

There is a chain of waterfalls, lakes and streams and with spring bulbs, cherries maples and many fine trees.

The garden is noted for its auttum colouring and well worth a visit at any time of year. In March and April the Magnolia Campbelli is in flower, The "Pocket Handkerchief Tree" flowers in May and June along with Palm, Beech and Cedar Trees. The streams are lined with Primulas and Astilbes and other water plants.

In 1 half miles of walks a visit to Miterne is a memorable experience. Parking is free and there are picnic facilities.

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telephone: 01300 341370
address:  Minterne Magna

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Opening Times

Gardens Open Daily
Mid February to
9th November
10am - 6pm
Admission Price 5.00
(Children under 12 Free)

Dogs welcome on leads.
NOT SUITABLE for wheelchairs.

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