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Minterne Gardens

Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas DT2 7AU, England
+44 1300 341370
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Amazing value

The 2-4-1 offer made this place superb value. It is just a fraction of the cost of some other... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
Roslyn T
Maybe better in another season

We were lured here by a special offer 2 for 1 during snowdrop season. We were disappointed to find... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Christine H
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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“full bloom” (5 reviews)
“ancient trees” (2 reviews)
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Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas DT2 7AU, England
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+44 1300 341370
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"garden walk"
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"wild garlic"
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"autumn colours"
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"cream tea"
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"head gardener"
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"manor house"
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"babbling brooks"
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

The 2-4-1 offer made this place superb value. It is just a fraction of the cost of some other gardens, even without the discount, and well worth the visit. We saw the snowdrops before the actual snow - see photo.

Thank Roslyn T
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We were lured here by a special offer 2 for 1 during snowdrop season. We were disappointed to find very few snowdrops - occasional drifts beneath shrubs, but nothing like the spectacular sheets of white as seen in other 'snowdrop' gardens. It was just a...More

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

a superb visit at beginning of october. Peace and quiet and stunning autumn colours. very good coffee and jacket potatoe in the fabulous Tapestry room of Minterne House. (cafe closes at end of Oct. Opens again in March

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Driving back from Sherborne, spotted the sign so we stopped, well pleased we did. The gardens assassinating, lots of tree and shrub "tunnels" with different views around the corners. Lots of information boards, glad my wife does garden design stuff as she was explaining the...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

The Minterne Gardens are part of the grounds of the Manor House of Lord Digby. We walked through the entire garden and were amazed at the care and beautifully maintained grounds. Trees, plants, flowers and hardscape were all presented to perfection and worth the time...More

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Geoff M, Digital Marketing for Minterne House and Gardens at Minterne Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Thank you for your kind review Kendot52. It's always great when visitors appreciate the time and effort that goes into maintaining the gardens. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Bank Holiday Monday, everyone heading to the beach, we decided to go inland and find some peace and quiet.We parked opposite the Gardens entrance, up the drive was a hut where we paid our £5 entrance fee, there was an offer of paying £10 each...More

Thank magsBournemouth
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

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

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

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

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Reviewed May 26, 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 May 24, 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

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

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