Dorset - - GARDEN VISITS -

Holme for Gar­dens, near Ware­ham:

Ex­ten­sive for­mal and in­for­mal gar­dens in­flu­enced by Hid­cote Manor and The Las­kett. Made up of dis­tinct rooms, sep­a­rated by hedges and taller plant­ing, with col­lec­tion of trees, shrubs, peren­ni­als and an­nu­als. Grass am­phithe­atre, ‘Holme Henge’ heather gar­den, laven­der av­enue, cut­ting gar­den, pear tun­nel, flower field, hot bor­ders, white bor­ders and or­na­men­tal grasses.

Knowle Cot­tage,


35m south-fac­ing herba­ceous border of­fers year-round colour. For­mal rose gar­den within cir­cu­lar flo­ral plant­ing bound by laven­der. Small or­chard and veg­etable plot with raised beds, stream with bridge lead­ing to pas­ture.

The Old Rectory,

Lit­ton Cheney:

Steep paths lead to nat­u­ral wood­land with springs, streams and a nat­u­ral swim­ming pool. Front gar­den fea­tures pleached crab tree border, top­i­ary and soft plant­ing. Walled gar­den, kitchen gar­den and 350 rose bushes for a cut flower busi­ness.

Sta­ble Court,


This ex­u­ber­ant gar­den is nat­u­ral­is­tic in style with a shrub­bery, gravel gar­den, wild gar­den and pond. Roses scram­ble over trees, hedges and walls. More for­mal gar­den closer to house, with lawns and herba­ceous bor­ders.

Keyne­ston Mill,

Tar­rant Keyne­ston:

Home to Parterre Fra­grances, this 50-acre es­tate is ded­i­cated to fra­grant and aro­matic plants. En­joy the Col­lec­tion Gar­dens, fea­tur­ing plants from dif­fer­ent per­fume fam­i­lies. Walk through fields where they grow the in­gre­di­ents for their per­fumes, visit the ex­hi­bi­tion and dis­tillery.

Sup­port our hard­work­ing nurses by tak­ing part in The Great Bri­tish Gar­den Party. From the 14 – 20 Septem­ber the Na­tional Gar­den Scheme (NGS) is ask­ing peo­ple across the UK to cel­e­brate their own gar­dens, and raise money for a good cause, by host­ing a gar­den party. From af­ter­noon tea par­ties (with or without bub­bles) to a plant and pro­duce sale in your front gar­den or al­lot­ment, guests will pre-book their tick­ets to join in the party and funds raised through do­na­tions and sales will go to the NGS’s Help Sup­port Our Nurses cam­paign.

Please sign up to host an event at­den­party

The 35m herba­ceous border at Knowle Cot­tage

The hot border at Holme for Gar­dens

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