13 acres of peaceful, partly wild gardens in ancient monastic setting with mature specimen trees, Saxon fish pond, herb garden, orchard and apiary beside R Allen close to town centre. First Soil Association accredited garden, within C18 serpentine walls. The Permaculture system has recently been introduced here with chemical free produce supplying the Dean`s Court Cafe nearby where light lunches and teas are available.
Tours of house available on National Garden Scheme open days 21 May and 19 June £5 at 12 and 2pm, book upon arrival. Deans Court also holds some Public Openings and Private Tours. Please see their website www.deanscourt.org for details.
Monday 21 May, Tuesday 19 June (11am - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free.
Light lunches and teas.
This garden also makes a donation to Friends of Victoria Hospital.
For disabled access, follow signs within grounds for parking closer to the gardens. Some paths have deeper gravel.
How to find us
Deans Court, Deans Court Lane, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1EE
¼m SE of Minster. Pedestrians: From Deans Court Lane, continuation of High St, over Xrds at Holmans shop (BH21 1EE). Cars: Follow yellow NGS signs to entrance on A349, Poole Rd, Wimborne (BH21 1QF). For disabled access follow signs within grounds for parking closer to the gardens. Some paths have deeper gravel.
More about Deans Court
Once the site of an imposing Saxon monastery, the garden consists of lawns, trees, a 1 acre stewpond, herb garden, kitchen garden, orchard and chalk stream..
The walled kitchen garden of 11/4 acres is surrounded on two sides by a serpentine wall, one of the longest in the country.
The River Allen chalk stream, formerly the Wim, runs through the garden and feeds the Saxon fish pond.
There are many interesting trees, including a Mexican Swamp Cypress, circa 110ft, next to a large Tulip tree, both planted in 1607 by Thomas Hanham on his return from a voyage to the New World.