The Walled Gardens at Moreton Open Daily

20 September 2021
9:00 am
to
6:00 pm

During the Planet Purbeck Festival, the Walled Garden at Moreton is open daily 9am to 6pm.

Part of the Dorset Plant Heritage's "GREEN GARDEN TRAIL".

The old walled gardens have been revitalised by Employmyability, new planting and management has created a wonderful adventure ground which encourages children to explore and play while maintaining a garden of horticultural merit.  This garden shows that sharing a space with active children is worthwhile and fun.

The Walled Garden is a beautiful five-acre landscaped formal garden situated in Moreton, Dorset.  The village is close to the historic market town of Dorchester and situated on the River Frome.  Moreton has become well-known because of its association with T. E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia.  T. E. Lawrence lived near to Moreton when he served at Bovington Camp and was later buried in Moreton Church Yard.  Every year thousands of visitors are drawn to Moreton to visit his grave, which backs onto The Walled Garden.  Many visitors also visit the village to see the Church’s unique engraved glass windows by poet and artist Sir Laurence Whistler.

The Walled Garden re-opened to the public in May 2015, and has undergone significant replanting and restoration since then.  A wide variety of perennial plants sit in the boarders, which have been styled in original Georgian and Victorian designs. For the past 4 years, these have been planted and cared for by our Head Gardener Tim and his team.

Coffee shop and Plant sales.

 

 

Free

Booking

No booking is required for this Festival Event.

Contact details

Organiser name:
The Walled Garden, Moreton
Phone:
01929 462243

Accessibility

Accessible Venue

Location & directions

In centre of Moreton village 3 miles west of East Burton, turn off before the railway crossing in Wool. The Walled Garden, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8RG
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