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