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THE GARDENS OF CRANBORNE
 
. From the famous Cranborne Manor gardens, originally designed by John Tradescant in the 17th century, through elegant period and modern homes to much-loved cottage gardens, there is something for everyone in this delightful and historic Dorset village.

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Highlights of the many gardens opening include:

Cranborne Manor Gardens: designed by John Tradescant in the early 17th century, the structure follows a pattern of ‘rooms’, delineated by hedges or walls and softened by billowing herbaceous borders. For more detailed information please visit https://www.cranborne.co.uk/visit/ .

Cranborne Manor: Church Walk photographed by Val Corbett

Red Lion House: a delightful private garden, which is chemical-free and uses the principles of bio-dynamic horticulture. The herbaceous borders, rose, herb and vegetable gardens are designed to reflect the local environment. There are also a number of modern sculptures.

Manor View House: this wonderful late-Georgian house boasts a beautiful walled garden, with a mass of repeat planting surrounding variegated standard hollies; deep borders are planted with a mixture of shrubs, perennials and roses.

The Old Vicarage: a mature garden with views to the church and Cranborne Manor. A natural swimming pond provides a habitat for wild life.

Bank House: a typical Edwardian small walled garden with a vine, herbaceous plantings, roses, shrubs and climbing plants.

 

Cranborne Manor: Roses in the Walled Garden photographed by Val Corbett

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