Best gardens in Dorset

Check out the top gardens in Dorset, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Pythouse Kitchen Garden
1. Pythouse Kitchen Garden
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27 local reviews
Pythouse Kitchen Garden
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1747 870444
RestaurantBarFood
Olivia
EAT, DRINK & CELEBRATE THE SEASONS Pythouse Kitchen Garden is an enchanting 18th Century walled garden,…
Jo
A lovely 30 minute country drive through pretty scenery is well rewarded by a visit to this secret garden,…
Lara
Simply beautiful, especially in the summer when the Walled Garden looks like a Jane Austin novel. The food and…
1. Pythouse Kitchen Garden
1. Pythouse Kitchen Garden
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27 local reviews
Pythouse Kitchen Garden
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1747 870444
Olivia
Olivia
EAT, DRINK & CELEBRATE THE SEASONS Pythouse Kitchen Garden is an enchanting 18th Century walled garden, restaurant, bar and venue set in…
Jo
Jo
A lovely 30 minute country drive through pretty scenery is well rewarded by a visit to this secret garden, with indoor and outdoor eating…
Lara
Lara
Simply beautiful, especially in the summer when the Walled Garden looks like a Jane Austin novel. The food and cocktails are very good - all…
2. Abbotsbury
2. Abbotsbury
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24 local reviews
Abbotsbury, Abbotsbury
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Stacey
10miles from Portland along the beautiful coastal path you will find this lovely village. Visit the…
Georgina
Abbotsbury is worth a visit - you will find the Subtropical Gardens, The Children's Tithe Barn and The…
Hilary
Spectacular views as you approach this very attractive village. Unusual localised climate gives rise to…
2. Abbotsbury
2. Abbotsbury
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24 local reviews
Abbotsbury, Abbotsbury
Stacey
Stacey
10miles from Portland along the beautiful coastal path you will find this lovely village. Visit the Abbotsbury swannery to see over 300…
Georgina
Georgina
Abbotsbury is worth a visit - you will find the Subtropical Gardens, The Children's Tithe Barn and The Swannery all at Abbotsbury, a…
Hilary
Hilary
Spectacular views as you approach this very attractive village. Unusual localised climate gives rise to Abbotsbury sub -tropical gardens …
3. Montacute House
3. Montacute House
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26 local reviews
Montacute House, Montacute
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01935 823289
Establishment
Nicola G
Elizabethan manor house run by the National Trust has been used as a garden film set. The top floor long…
Kaz And Mike
Near us by car or bus. 5 minutes away from historic house owned by National Trust. Great paintings and…
Tamara & James
A MUST. Amazing stately home and art. The Long Room is worth going for alone. Good tea to be had too. Dogs…
3. Montacute House
3. Montacute House
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26 local reviews
Montacute House, Montacute
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01935 823289
Nicola G
Nicola G
Elizabethan manor house run by the National Trust has been used as a garden film set. The top floor long gallery houses paintings of a lot…
Kaz And Mike
Kaz And Mike
Near us by car or bus. 5 minutes away from historic house owned by National Trust. Great paintings and beautiful gardens as seen on Wolf…
Tamara & James
Tamara & James
A MUST. Amazing stately home and art. The Long Room is worth going for alone. Good tea to be had too. Dogs have a very good exercise area…
4. Montacute House
4. Montacute House
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14 local reviews
Montacute House
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Lucy
A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of…
Cathy
National trust, Tudor stately home and gardens. Very beautiful. Includes a fascinating portrait gallery,…
Jane
A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of…
4. Montacute House
4. Montacute House
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14 local reviews
Montacute House
Lucy
Lucy
A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and surrounding…
Cathy
Cathy
National trust, Tudor stately home and gardens. Very beautiful. Includes a fascinating portrait gallery, walled gardens with tiny house in…
Jane
Jane
A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and surrounding…
5. Sculpture By The Lakes
5. Sculpture By The Lakes
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15 local reviews
Sculpture By The Lakes
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 7720 637808
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Sophia
Beautiful grounds, gardens and lakes. You can rent a hut for the day. Book in advance. No children. Nice cafe.
Maria
A beautiful world class sculpture garden.
5. Sculpture By The Lakes
5. Sculpture By The Lakes
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15 local reviews
Sculpture By The Lakes
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 7720 637808
Sophia
Sophia
Beautiful grounds, gardens and lakes. You can rent a hut for the day. Book in advance. No children. Nice cafe.
Maria
Maria
A beautiful world class sculpture garden.
6. Abbotsbury Swannery
6. Abbotsbury Swannery
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26 local reviews
New Barn Rd
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01305 871858
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Sue
Abbotsbury Swannery is well worth a visit for people of all ages. It’s quite something find yourself amongst…
Paul
Go and see the swans and the beautiful village of Abbotsbury. Drive along part of the Jurassic coast to get…
Chris & Jules
Wild swans at Abbotsbury - about 600 of them. There is also a sub tropical garden and childrens farm nearby -…
6. Abbotsbury Swannery
6. Abbotsbury Swannery
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26 local reviews
New Barn Rd
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01305 871858
Sue
Sue
Abbotsbury Swannery is well worth a visit for people of all ages. It’s quite something find yourself amongst the swans in their natural…
Paul
Paul
Go and see the swans and the beautiful village of Abbotsbury. Drive along part of the Jurassic coast to get there is also a joy. Just along…
Chris & Jules
Chris & Jules
Wild swans at Abbotsbury - about 600 of them. There is also a sub tropical garden and childrens farm nearby - you can buy a joint ticket for…
7. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
7. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
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12 local reviews
Buller's Way, Abbotsbury
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1305 871387
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Sue
The Sub Tropical Gardens are well worth a visit. There are not any play areas for children but it is still a…
Jo
Beautiful and historic gardens with charming features to appeal to kids, like a play area, bridged waterways,…
Debra
These gardens are well worth a visit. The microclimate allows for growth of many unusual species and there are…
7. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
7. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
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12 local reviews
Buller's Way, Abbotsbury
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1305 871387
Sue
Sue
The Sub Tropical Gardens are well worth a visit. There are not any play areas for children but it is still a nice place to visit and view…
Jo
Jo
Beautiful and historic gardens with charming features to appeal to kids, like a play area, bridged waterways, sculpture trail and a secret…
Debra
Debra
These gardens are well worth a visit. The microclimate allows for growth of many unusual species and there are often different events on:…
8. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
8. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
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7 local reviews
Buller's Way, Abbotsbury
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01305 871732
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Lavinia
Beautiful gardens with gorgeous camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons in Spring and illuminated trees at night…
Sophia
Beautiful gardens with stunning views of Chesil Beach. Great cafe. Swannery.
Andrea
“ONE OF THE FINEST GARDENS I HAVE EVER VISITED” Alan Titchmarsh
8. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
8. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
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7 local reviews
Buller's Way, Abbotsbury
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01305 871732
Lavinia
Lavinia
Beautiful gardens with gorgeous camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons in Spring and illuminated trees at night. Excellent home-made food…
Sophia
Sophia
Beautiful gardens with stunning views of Chesil Beach. Great cafe. Swannery.
Andrea
Andrea
“ONE OF THE FINEST GARDENS I HAVE EVER VISITED” Alan Titchmarsh
9. The Blue Vinny
9. The Blue Vinny
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13 local reviews
The Blue Vinny, Puddletown
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
01305 848228
BarRestaurantFood
Olivia
Great pub with delicious food and lovely garden with childrens play area and covered area with pizza oven for…
Sophia
Lovely country pub. Great food. Large garden. Great near by walking in Puddletown forest.
9. The Blue Vinny
9. The Blue Vinny
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13 local reviews
The Blue Vinny, Puddletown
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
01305 848228
Olivia
Olivia
Great pub with delicious food and lovely garden with childrens play area and covered area with pizza oven for summer evenings.
Sophia
Sophia
Lovely country pub. Great food. Large garden. Great near by walking in Puddletown forest.
10. Upwey Wishingwell Tearooms And Water Gardens
10. Upwey Wishingwell Tearooms And Water Gardens
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7 local reviews
161 Church St
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+44 1305 814470
CafePoint of interestFood
Darren & Wing Mee
Good home cooking. Friendly & cheerful atmosphere. Lunches, cream teas, traditional Sunday lunches. Tranquil…
Patricia
Open for a full lunch and delicious afternoon tea. See the lovey Water gardens at the same time.
Helen
Roast Dinners, pretty gardens, lovely cakes and food.
10. Upwey Wishingwell Tearooms And Water Gardens
10. Upwey Wishingwell Tearooms And Water Gardens
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7 local reviews
161 Church St
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+44 1305 814470
Darren & Wing Mee
Darren & Wing Mee
Good home cooking. Friendly & cheerful atmosphere. Lunches, cream teas, traditional Sunday lunches. Tranquil water garden.
Patricia
Patricia
Open for a full lunch and delicious afternoon tea. See the lovey Water gardens at the same time.
Helen
Helen
Roast Dinners, pretty gardens, lovely cakes and food.
11. White Stones Café Gallery
11. White Stones Café Gallery
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6 local reviews
13 Easton Square
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
01305 860003
CafeArt galleryStore
Stacey
Beautiful art gallery and café with hidden sculpture garden. Just a stones throw from our property. Great…
Philip & Elisabeth
Interesting and quirky Art gallery and cafe with a nice garden. Run by Artists.
Peter
Check out the garden exhibition. Lovely coffees and light meals.
11. White Stones Café Gallery
11. White Stones Café Gallery
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6 local reviews
13 Easton Square
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
01305 860003
Stacey
Stacey
Beautiful art gallery and café with hidden sculpture garden. Just a stones throw from our property. Great for breakfast, brunch or lunch…
Philip & Elisabeth
Philip & Elisabeth
Interesting and quirky Art gallery and cafe with a nice garden. Run by Artists.
Peter
Peter
Check out the garden exhibition. Lovely coffees and light meals.
12. Athelhampton House & Gardens
12. Athelhampton House & Gardens
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7 local reviews
Athelhampton House & Gardens
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:30 AM
01305 848363
Establishment
Andrea
Built in 1485, the Great Hall is at the heart of Athelhampton House, and is a fine example of Tudor…
Olivia
15th Century Manor house & formal gardens, open to the public and available for wedding hire. Cafe and shop…
Jane
Stunning House and Gardens - only 1.5 miles down the road
12. Athelhampton House & Gardens
12. Athelhampton House & Gardens
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7 local reviews
Athelhampton House & Gardens
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:30 AM
01305 848363
Andrea
Andrea
Built in 1485, the Great Hall is at the heart of Athelhampton House, and is a fine example of Tudor Architecture. The gardens are full of…
Olivia
Olivia
15th Century Manor house & formal gardens, open to the public and available for wedding hire. Cafe and shop open throughout the day.
Jane
Jane
Stunning House and Gardens - only 1.5 miles down the road