Gardens at Holme

logo_small_3If you are new to gardening or even if you don’t consider yourself a gardener you will still enjoy the setting, the ambience, the scents, the colours and the wildlife to be found in the gardens at Holme. If you are a more accomplished gardener you will enjoy a walk round for all the above reasons and you may well see some plants that you are not familiar with. Either way no trip to Holme is complete without exploring what the gardens have to offer.
The basic layout is strongly influenced by gardens such as Hidcote Manor and The Laskett in that the garden is made up of distinct ‘rooms’ separated by hedges and areas of taller planting but linked by walks and the visitor is lead on by vistas and focal points and an urge to discover what is round the corner. The garden is still in its infancy and has a long way to go before it can be billed alongside the two aforementioned gardens but regular visitors love seeing the garden develop with more additions and expansions occurring each year.
The Main Features within the garden include:

  • The Hot Borders
  • The Higher Pond
  • The Pink and Purple Borders
  • The Lower Pond, Rockery and Waterfall
  • The Cloister Garden
  • The Palm Garden
  • The Pear Walk
  • The Kitchen and Cutting Garden
  • The Events Lawn (Available for Wedding Hire)
  • The Arboretum
  • The Rose Borders

With modern housing developments reducing the size of gardens we hope the people of Purbeck and visitors from further afield see Holme as their place to find some outdoor space and enjoy floral displays on a scale that they simply may not have time or the resources to create in their own garden and which certainly are no longer provided by local authorities.
There is a £3 entry fee to the gardens or season ticket of just £10. For a fuller description of the gardens (Click Here)
NB: Dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens but may not be taken onto the fruit farm and owners must clear up should their dog not be able to contain itself.

What people say…

You will never want to go to another garden centre again.... this one is so different, friendly and inspirational. Couldn't ask for more. What a lovely way to waste an afternoon! Our favourite place to go. Just love walking around the beautiful vast gardens, and enjoying a Dorset cream Tea overlooking the landscaped ponds. Highly Recommended. On visiting Holme Nurseries for the first time I was impressed with the variety and quality of the plants, but not only that the Orchard tea room (and the cake!) plus the local produce for sale in their shop made it a very relaxed and enjoyable visit - will definitely go again, maybe with some friends next time!

Holme Garden Centre has so much to look at, I was overwhelmed with the choice

‘ have been a great help Simon, our garden is beyond our wildest dreams, with just the most amazing vista of colour and tasteful design, thank you.’

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