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Haven of tranquillity

Vibrant Autumn colour in an interesting and informative garden. Very peaceful with lots to see and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Beautiful Autumn colour

A quiet and peaceful garden in which to walk through beautiful autumn colours. The main shrubs are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas DT2 7AU, England
+44 1300 341370
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Vibrant Autumn colour in an interesting and informative garden. Very peaceful with lots to see and different paths and areas to explore. Useful information boards and free parking.

Thank enjoytoeat1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quiet and peaceful garden in which to walk through beautiful autumn colours. The main shrubs are rhododendrons which obviously are not in bloom however, the acers are magical

Thank Stallard2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited these gardens a year ago to the day (not planned) and enjoyed them even more. Admission is £6 per adult which is cheaper than most these days and the small tea room was open too. The walks are a delight this time of...More

Thank Merlin_de_Manaus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and serene, well worth a visit. The autumn colours were super, would love to see the gardens again in the spring.

2  Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is a gem if you like autumn colours. You park opposite the church and there is a nice lawn with a couple of picnic tables. The gardens are accessed across the road and well worth a visit when the leaves change colour or...More

1  Thank daffyddorset
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

First visit to this garden. Unfortunately the dry summer has had an impact on parts of the garden, but even so lovely woodland and riverside walks with numerous waterfall features and specimen trees. Imagine will be stunning in spring when we return. Dogs on leads...More

1  Thank Jaynand
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely lovely grounds with a beautiful circular walk. Must look stunning in May/June when the Azaleas and Rhodedendrums are out. Unfortunately, by late August most of the colour is gone. That said, still very much worth a visit. Good cafe if you fancy a stop...More

Thank Fatcockney
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

For anyone searching for the perfect cup of coffee you can stop right here - for the cafe at Minterne gardens serves up the perfect rich and aromatic brew. The gardens (which are a RHS partener institution) are beautiful, even in summer when the woodland...More

1  Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Visited today 22 August Pleasant 2 hour walk; we saw the last throws of the hydrangea and the maples are just starting to turn. We really enjoyed exploring the winding paths within this beautiful settings. We doubled back to do both the river and the...More

1  Thank 1982Dan
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and i recently had the opportunity to visit these gardens. We thought the flowers and bushes were in full bloom, but the locals said we were two weeks late to see the flowers at their peak. The gardens had numerous walking trails to...More

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Response from 800George | Reviewed this property |
The owners do not like dogs running free, so a lead is needed, and of course the little plastic bag too.