By Arrangement gardens in Dorset

If you’re looking to organise a private visit to a garden, whether it be for a local group or for friends and family, a By Arrangement can provide something a little different. In Dorset there’s a range of gardens available for private By Arrangement visits, find out more below.

Stable Court, Dorchester

This exuberant garden was begun in 2010. Extending to about 1½ acres, it is naturalistic in style with a shrubbery, gravel garden, wild garden and pond where many trees have been planted and which are maturing wonderfully. Overflowing with roses scrambling up trees, over hedges and walls. More formal garden closer to house with lawns and herbaceous borders. Lovely views over Dorset countryside. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to 28th September for groups of between 10 and 25.

Staddlestones, Witchampton

A beautiful setting for a cottage garden with colour themed borders, pleached limes and hidden gems, leading over chalk stream to shady area which has some unusual plants. Plenty of areas just to sit and enjoy the wildlife. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 2nd April to 2nd October.

Western Gardens, Poole

Created over 40 yrs it offers enormous variety with rose, Mediterranean courtyard and woodland gardens, herbaceous borders and cherry tree and camellia walk. Lush foliage and vibrant flowers give year-round colour and interest enhanced by wood sculpture and topiary. ‘This secluded and magical 1acre garden captures the spirit of warmer climes and begs for repeated visits’ (Gardening Which?). Opens for By Arrangement visits from 15th April to 1st September for groups of 20+.

White House, Witchampton

1½ acre garden set on different levels, with a Mediterranean feel, planted to encourage wildlife and pollinators. Wildflower border, pond surrounded by moisture loving plants, prairie planting of grasses and perennials, orchard. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to August for groups of between 8 and 20.

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