Best gardens to visit in Dorset and Hampshire

Dorset and Hampshire has a variety of great gardens to visit and with the two counties benefiting from some of the UK’s warmer and sunnier weather, they benefit from a great growing season and all in all can make for a fantastic day out. The gardens range from privately owned gardens (sometimes associated with some of the best stately homes in the country), to those run by organisations such as local councils or the National Trust. The gardens in Dorset and Hampshire have plenty of variety to offer whether it’s a rocket of colour in springtime to some of the best plant collections the country has to offer.

In this article we’ll take a look at some of our recommendations of the best gardens to visit in dorset and hampshire- (although feel free to recommend some of your favourites in the comments section).

Gardens in Dorset

Compton Acres

Kingston Lacey

Knoll Gardens


Athelhampton House and Gardens

Gardens in Hampshire

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum

Hinton Ampner

Furzey Gardens

Houghton Lodge Gardens

Hinton Ampner

The Manor House Upton Grey

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