Gardens in Dorset

Here's a selection of great gardens and outdoor spaces to explore this season. As the weather cools, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy the special places we care for around Dorset.

Please book ahead before visiting

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens and parks, especially at busy times such as weekends. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Kingston Lacy house in winter

Kingston Lacy 

There are sweeping lawns, a Japanese Garden, the woodland and parkland walks to explore, as well as the wider estate and countryside.

Daffodils bursting through frosty ground at Stourhead in Wiltshire

Top gardens to visit in the South West 

Here's our pick of the most beautiful, tranquil, exciting and inspiring gardens in the South West to walk through this winter. Come rain or shine, these special places are filled with fresh air and tranquillity.

Visiting this spring 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.