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01725 516228 (recorded info)
29th Mar - 29th Oct 2015; Sun - Thurs; 11am - 4.30pm
Closed 6th July - 2nd Aug for the Larmer Tree Music Festival
& 24th Aug - 19th Sept for the End of the Road Festival
For parties of 15+ with garden tour led by Head Gardener
By appointment only
Mar - June
Flowering shrubs - Camelias, Rhododendrons, magnolias
Adult £4.00; Child £2.50; Over 60s £3.00; Family £12.50; Children under 5 free. NB. Extra charges may apply for event days.
Lunches, Teas and Light Refreshments available on Sunday to Thursday 11am - 4.30pm. We are always closed on Fridays and Saturdays for weddings.
Dell garden with ponds, Indian buildings, thatched buildings, Open air
theatre, macaws & peacocks.
Cookery Courses during January, February & March 2015
Larmer Tree Races 15th March 2015
Wedding Fair 29th March 2015
Harmony @ The Larmer Tree Artisan Fair 3rd & 4th May 2015
The HandleBards perform A Midsummer Night's Dream - 1st July 2015,
Larmer Tree Festival - 15th July - 19th July 2015,
End of the Road Music Festival - 4th - 6th September 2015,
See list http://www.larmertree.co.uk/links.html
Rushmore Golf Course, open to non-members. Castleman Hotel & Restaurant, Chettle, 01258 830096
King John Inn, Tollard Royal, 01725 516207 The Museum, Farnham, 01725 516261
This Victorian Pleasure Garden was built to enlighten and educate by the well-known philanthropist, Augustus Henry Pitt-Rivers in 1880. The Dell Garden contains acid-loving plants, crinodendron, eucryphias, camillias, rhododendrons and hydrangeas. Quarters was originally built for picnicking, but now contains beautiful shrub beds with thatched arbors. The main lawn is surrounded by unusual buildings of Indian origin, plus an open-air theatre and a temple.
General Pitt-Rivers inherited the Rushmore Estate in 1880 and created a Victorian leisure park consisting of a race course, a museum for his archaeological collection (now at Oxford), an art gallery, golf links and the Larmer Tree Gardens, as he called them. Today the Gardens are all that remain, although a new golf course has recently been created. The Larmer Tree once represented an ancient boundary between Dorset and Wiltshire and tradition states King John (1189-1216) hunted in this area many times and met with his huntsmen under the branches of the Larmer Tree.