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Wimborne Minster,
Dorset, BH21 4EA



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2018-01-17 05:54:16

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
1st Jan - 1st Mar; daily; 10.30am - 4pm,
2nd Mar - 3 rd Nov ; daily; 10.30am - 6pm,
4th Nov - 2 2nd Dec; daily; 10:30am - 4pm
Admission by timed ticket to house may operate on BH Suns & Mons. Open BH Mons.
Garden, park, shop and restaurant closed 2 3rd , 2 4 th, 2 5 th and 26th December; open 27th to 3 1st December.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

2nd Mar - 3rd Nov Admission by timed ticket to house may operate on BH Suns & Mons. Open BH Mons. Last admission 4pm

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring and summer.

To see:

Azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons, bedding plants and roses.

Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
House and gardens: adult £1 3 (£1 1 . 7 0), child £ 7 (£ 6 . 30 ), family £3 2.50 (£2 9 .25).
Gardens only: adult £ 7 (£ 6 . 30 ), child £3 .50 (£ 3 . 15 ), family £1 7.50 (£1 5.75 )

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs in park and woodland walks only, not in gardens. Wheelchairs - house - ground floor only

Garden Features & Events

Elegant country mansion with important collections, set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland; Encased in stone by Charles Barry - architect of the Houses of Parliament; Outstanding collection of Old Master paintings, with works by Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel; Spanish Room, with walls hung in magnificent gilded leather; Wooded parkland with magnificent snowdrop displays in early spring; Children's adventure playground; Iron Age hill fort; Badbury Rings (point-to-points held here on three days a year)

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:

Anemone Nemorosa and Convallaria

Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Ashton Lodge, Wimborne Minster


Les Bouviers, Wimborne Minster

Inns & Pubs:

Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Wimborne Minster

Description of Garden

At Kingston Lacy there are 32 acres of garden and woodland with rosebeds and extensive lawns approximately of 6 acres.

The garden includes a parterre with formal bedding scheme, Victorian fernery and a sunk garden. Further on is a nursery wood. The trail then leads to an area called Blindwalk which leads to the Cricket Walk. The visitor then encounters Lime Avenue, planted in the 17th century, and soon after that Laurel Walk.

Cedar of Lebanon trees form the Cedar Avenue which leads from the Nursery Wood and back to the house. There is also a huge Copper Beech.

History Of Garden

During the 18th century the garden was landscaped in traditional style. The parterre was laid out in 1899.

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