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2nd Mar - 3 rd Nov ; daily; 10.30am - 6pm,
4th Nov - 2 2nd Dec; daily; 10:30am - 4pm
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Garden, park, shop and restaurant closed 2 3rd , 2 4 th, 2 5 th and 26th December; open 27th to 3 1st December.
2nd Mar - 3rd Nov Admission by timed ticket to house may operate on BH Suns & Mons. Open BH Mons. Last admission 4pm
Spring and summer.
Azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons, bedding plants and roses.
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 )
Dogs in park and woodland walks only, not in gardens. Wheelchairs - house - ground floor only
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)
Anemone Nemorosa and Convallaria
Ashton Lodge, Wimborne Minster
Les Bouviers, Wimborne Minster
Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton
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.
During the 18th century the garden was landscaped in traditional style. The parterre was laid out in 1899.