century Italian inspired family home surrounded by 300 acres of formal
gardens and parkland and an 8,500 acre estate.
Following extensive restoration explore the 17th century formal gardens,
avenues and tree nursery, which burst into life during the spring and
summer months, with a spectacular display of azalea, camellia,
rhododendron and flowering cherry trees.
As you explore see the vision created by Henrietta Bankes whose
imagination and determination created Lady’s Walk, the Fernery and the
Japanese Garden. Visit the restored Victorian Kitchen Garden with its
glasshouses and Community Growing Spaces.
In the New Year enjoy the fantastic display of snowdrops, daffodils and
From March to October join a guided garden tour and discover the history
of the house and gardens. Tours run Wednesday – Sunday, please check
the board in the Rose Garden for times.
Do not forget to explore the house brimming with treasures. Browse the
Egyptian room and discover our vast range of paintings including
pictures by Rubens and Van Dyck.
Good displays of snowdrops in February and March.
Gardens open daily 10.30am – 6pm, (10.30am-4pm Nov to Mch).
House normally March to November). Please check website for detailed opening times
and days including
Facilities: Shop, restaurant, baby-changing and feeding facilities,
Disabled access: Mobility parking in main car park, 30
yards, toilets in Laundry courtyard, Mobility chairs and
wheelchairs available to hire, gravel paths around the garden.
hotels and places to stay near to Kingston Lacy, about 3
miles from Wimborne
now - click her