Thomas Hardy's Cottage Garden, Dorchester
The Thomas Hardy Cottage garden of around 1/3 acre is beautifully laid out with paths, cottage flowers and a vegetable patch.
Hardy's Cottage and Garden is nestled down a country lane amongst woodland in the Dorset countryside and is the historic cottage and garden where one of the most famous novelists and poets in the world was born and where he spent his younger years.
Thomas Hardy is famous for novels such as 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and 'Tess of the d'Urbevilles'.
The garden is worth visiting combined with a visit to the cottage which is also open.
There is a Thomas Hardy exhibition at the County Museum in Dorchester.
Opening times 2020 Hardy's Cottage NT
Open from 1st February. See website for details. 10 minute walk to Cottage from car park. New visitor centre.
- Street: Hardy's Cottage
- Postcode: DT2 8QJ
- City: Dorchester
- County: Dorset
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