Kingston Maurward House was built in 1720 for George Pitt in the classic Palladian style that so characterised this period.
The contemporary parkland and pleasure gardens were laid out in the style popularised by Capability Brown.
Simplicity was the hallmark of the gardens which consisted of rolling turf, carefully placed groups of trees, a lake and a lakeside temple.
The Kingston Maurward Gardens today are a survival from several periods.
The lovely 35 acre formal gardens were created between 1915 and 1922 within the existing framework of the 18th Century Parkland setting.
The Kingston Maurward Gardens have been sympathetically restored using photographs from the 1930’s retaining the best features of the old and introducing new ones.
They consist of a matrix of small gardens each with its own theme, tree trails, lakeside walks and a delightful walled garden.
The Kingston Mauward Animal Park is a firm favourite with children and home to an interesting collection of animals – small medium and large.
Children can feed some of the animals and there is also a large play area.
The Visitor Centre provides information on the Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens and has a wide variety gifts for sale.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|2 Adults up to 3 Children||£24.00 per ticket|
|Adult||£6.50 per ticket|
|Children||£4.50 per ticket|
|Concession||£6.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A35.
Signposted from A35 Dorchester Bypass.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Dorchester West and South stations.
- Childrens Play Area
- No Dogs
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Large groups broken up into smaller groups of 30.
- In countryside
- Outdoor Attraction
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Partial Access
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- Coach Parking
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 150
- Min group size - 10
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Conference facilities
- Event venue
- Event Venue
- Open all year
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Wedding Venue
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Travel & Trade
- Wi-fi available
|Opening (3 Jan 2017 - 21 Dec 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:30*|
* Closed Christmas and New Year. Close at 17:30 or dusk if earlier.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)
CAFETERIA / RESTAURANT
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.