1.7 acre, award-winning wildlife friendly garden. Swathes of crocus, primula and unusual snowdrops in spring. Many different daffodils and a tulip extravaganza with over 1000 tulip bulbs, then herbaceous borders and wild flowers. Sit by the bubbling stream or gaze at beautiful reflections in the swimming pond.
Dogs welcome and children can pond dip. Swing and tree platform overlooking Duncliffe woods. Various shelters around garden if wet.
Sunday 18 March, Friday 6 April, Friday 13 April, Wednesday 18 April, Friday 27 April, Sunday 13 May, Sunday 10 June (2 - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Teas will be inside if raining, with wood stove if cold.
Refreshments in aid of Orchard Community Association.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement for any size group. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Miss Tina Wright
Not suitable for wheelchairs if very wet.
How to find us
The Old Vicarage, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0BA
4½m S of Shaftesbury, 3½m N of Sturminster Newton. Between 90 degree bend and lay-bye with old red phone box. Parking is on opp corner towards Hartgrove.
More about The Old Vicarage
A beautiful garden of about 1.7 acres, with mixed shrub and herbaceous borders. A large number of narcissus and other spring bulbs with a tulip festival extravaganza with over 1000 tulip bulbs. The garden has a natural, swimming pool, stream and wildlife pond, with sitting areas to relax on. The garden has a feature folly and a Victorian style greenhouse with vegetable beds and a rockery. There are a number of mature trees with interesting planting with a viewing platform giving stunning views towards Duncliffe woods and Stourhead.