Athelhampton House Gardens

Athelhampton House and Garden, near Dorchester

The formal Arts and Crafts gardens at Athelhampton House were built in 1891 by Alfred Cart de Lafontaine.

Athelhampton House and Gardens, near Dorchester are situated in rolling Dorset countryside near the historic town of Dorchester.
Francis Inigo Thomas designed four Ham stone courts in the Elizabethan style with a series of ponds and a formal canal. The garden was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement.
Spring - Snowdrops and narcissi to hybrid hyacinths, camellias, magnolias, tulips.
Summer - Roses, subtropical plants, herbs and many more.
Autumn - Lovely autumn colours, and spectacular red vines along the walls.
The gardens at Athelhampton House are quite charming and should not be missed. 
Also take time to visit the historic house with beautiful rooms, pictures and furniture.

Athelhampton House film, drama and TV location for: -

  • From time to time
  • Sleuth
  • John Wycliffe
  • Dr Who

Athelhampton House and Gardens Opening Times - see latest information by visiting website.
Disabled access but some steps.  Refreshments.

Is Athelhampton House National Trust?
No, it is privately owned.


  • Telephone: 01305 848363
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  • Street: Athelhampton House
  • Postcode: DT2 7LG
  • City: Dorchester
  • County: Dorset
  • Country: United Kingdom


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