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Moreton Gardens
Moreton Gardens & Plant Centre


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Moreton is the quintessential sleepy Dorset Village. It has been part of the same estate since 1300 so very little has changed here. Somewhat bizarrely it is also the final resting place of Lawrence of Arabia in the heart of the village next to Moreton Gardens. The peaceful Moreton Gardens contrast the formal with the informal. Winding paths travel through woodland and bog areas and out along the stream and pond to the formal part of the garden with its long pergola, fountain, rose garden and sun dial garden. It is a truly natural garden, Tom and Debra take care to plant varieties that will appeal to wildlife.

There are walks for children where they can find "fairies at the bottom of the garden" and many other "things" too. The Plant Centre has for sale many types of plant and the shop sells gifts, ices, drinks and refreshments.

Disabled facilities.


Months Open: Open everyday 10am - 5pm, March - October
Open Wed - Sun 10am - 4pm, Nov - Dec
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes - Over 20 people £3 each
Admission Price: £3.50
Children under 16: Free but accompanied by an adult
Catering: Café

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Dorset County Museum (0.25 miles)

The Dinosaur Museum (0.37 miles)

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