Spring has Sprung Posted April 23, 2018


Spring has Sprung!

Feels like everyone has a spring in their step now that the sun is shining. We have been enjoying the garden and getting it summer ready. This got me to thinking of some of the gardens our guests could enjoy while staying with us. Here are just some of what’s on offer…

Compton Acres

compton acres

 Compton Acres is recognised as one of the most important ornamental gardens in England. Constructed in 1920 by Mr Thomas Simpson, today, Compton Acres is still acknowledged as one of the finest privately owned gardens in England. Enjoy over 10 acres of horticultural heaven, relax in the charming Café & Tea Rooms, browse the treasures in the Gifted Moment store or delve into the exciting world of plants within the Plant Centre.

Compton Acres is a 20-minute drive from Dormers.



Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy


Kingston Lacy house and gardens has a great deal to offer as one of Dorset’s finest places to visit. 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.
Kingston Lacy is 20-minutes from Dormers


Bluebell Woods


As spring marches on the bluebells will soon be emerging and creating beautiful carpets of blue in the woodlands across the estate.

The Kingston Lacy estate is one of the most popular areas in the county to see bluebells, with thousands of people coming to see the spectacular carpets of flowers.

Abbott Street Copse in the small village of Pamphill, near Wimborne, is a pretty insignificant piece of coppiced broad leaf woodland but at the end of April and beginning of May people flock to these woods for one of the best displays of bluebells in Dorset.


Pamphill is again just a 20-minute drive from Dormers.


Bournemouth Gardens


Bournemouth Gardens. Upper, Central and Lower Gardens have all been Green Flag winners since 1999 and run from Bournemouth pier to the boundary with Poole. The gardens are 3 kilometres long, they are all part of the Bourne Valley Greenway and are Listed Grade II in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.

Year-round attractions include mini golf, a bandstand, refreshment kiosks and Street food corner site, an aviary, and art exhibition.



Dormers is a 30-minute drive from Bournemouth gardens.


Finally, we have our own garden at Dormers that guests are welcome to sit and enjoy the sunshine in! We have the resident chickens, squirrels and plenty of birds to keep you company.

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