THE GARDENS OF CRANBORNE
OPEN WEEKEND 2018
June 16th & 17th 2018 from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
20 gardens open
and Exhibition by local artists
Price: £10 adults (tickets valid for both
children free; no dogs please
The beautiful and varied Gardens of Cranborne
in Dorset will be open for visitors on the weekend of June 16th and
17th. 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
The gardens will be open from 11am to 5pm on
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June.
There will also be an exhibition of art by
local artists Helen Godfrey, Linda Rowe, Michelle Clements
and Carla Taylor. There will be a wide range of stalls and
activities in the village during the weekend, including maypole
dancing and delicious, homemade refreshments. The event is being
held in aid of church funds.
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 www.cranborne.co.uk.
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