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Deans Court

Wimborne Minster

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 Deans Court café nearby where light lunches and teas are available.
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    Once the site of an imposing Saxon monastery, the garden consists of lawns, trees, a one-acre stewpond, herb garden, kitchen garden, orchard and chalk stream.
    The walled kitchen garden of 3/4 acre 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.

Features and Attractions

Tours of house available on National Garden Scheme open days 7 May and 18 June (2019) £5 at 12 and 2pm, book upon arrival.

Press and Media Coverage

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/uk/inside-ancient-house-turned-family-home-bountiful-organic-kitchen.

Deans Court- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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This garden also makes a donation to Friends of Victoria Hospital, Wimborne.

Owner Information

Sir William Hanham
01202 849314
info@deanscourt.org
http://www.deanscourt.org

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Deans Court
Deans Court Lane
Wimborne Minster
Dorset
BH21 1EE

Pedestrian Entrance (no parking) - Deans Court Lane (BH21 1EE).
Accessibility information

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 one-acre stewpond, herb garden, kitchen garden, orchard and chalk stream.
The walled kitchen garden of 3/4 acre 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.

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