Q is essentially all things to all men, a modern cottage town garden with many facets, jam packed with bulbs, shrubs, trees, climbers and herbaceous plants. Gazebo, statutes, water, bonsai and topiary. Planting reflects the owners many and varied interest including over 100 clematis, different types and varieties of spring bulbs purchased yearly. In spring the garden flourishes with bulbs from early snowdrops, herbaceous plants incl hellebores, clematis, daphne
The garden is divided into rooms providing differing areas of interest. Vegetable garden and fruit trees dotted around the garden. We celebrate Mothering Sunday by providing a small gift for each Mum
Sunday 11 March, Sunday 18 March, Sunday 25 March, Sunday 8 April, Sunday 15 April, Sunday 22 April, Sunday 13 May (2 - 5pm). Admission £3.00, children free.
Tea and home-made cakes.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement February to September min number 8, 40 max, 1week notice preferred. Admission £3.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Heather & Chris Robinson
Small number of paths available for wheelchair users.
How to find us
Q, 113 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2NH
Approx 300m W of Dorset County Hospital. From Top o' Town r'about head W towards Dorset County Hospital, Q 300 metres further on from Hospital on R.
More about Q
Although the owners pride themselves on being a garden for all seasons, they usually open 'Q' to the public predominantly as a spring garden but will also open 'as and when' for groups. In the Spring when the garden begins to flourish there are varieties of snowdrops,hellebores,pulmonarias,crocus,cyclamen,narcissus, hyacinth,aconites and iris. Further colour and scent is provided by mahonia,witch hazel and daphne. Clematis 'Winter Beauty', 'Freckles', 'Jingle Bells' and Balearic give height to the garden together with winter jasmine and honeysuckle. The clematis provide interest throughout the year. Whilst Q is only a small town garden ,interest is provided for guests in garden rooms incorporating water features, raised vegetable beds and fruit trees. The garden was featured on Gardeners World in 2011 and on West Country TV 2014.Listed in a German gardens to visit guide book, visited by National Cottage Gardens Owners. continue to strive to provide new areas of interest each year. We will celebrate Mothering Sunday with a small gift for each Mum.