Thomas Hardy's country home
Max Gate House
Stately Homes & Gardens in Dorset
Come and soak up the atmosphere at some of Dorset's finest homes and gardens. Take the chance to enjoy a relaxing lunch or afternoon tea surrounded by some of the most stunning grounds in Dorset.
Have a great day out to Lulworth Castle and Park, built in the early 17th century with displays, exhibitions and woodland walks. Stroll around the beautiful Kingston Lacy House and Gardens exploring the Edwardian Japanese Gardens, way marked trails and Egyptian artefacts.
Mapperton House & Gardens is a stunning setting recently listed as 4th in the top 10 greatest British gardens in the Mail on Sunday newspaper.
East Dorset is home to award-winning growers of roses, camellias, fuchsias, blueberries, azaleas, acers and heathers, as well as the multiple Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winning ornamental grasses of Knoll Gardens. Download the Specialist Nurseries and Hidden Gardens of East Dorset leaflet and take time to explore and meet some the passionate plantspeople and growers that make the gardens of this area so wonderful.
Don't forget to check opening times, as they may vary according to the season. There are many other wonderful houses and gardens across Dorset - it's all here for you to come and explore!