Cranborne Manor Gardens
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Robert Cecil, later to become the first Earl of Salisbury rebuilt the house to create a fascinating mix of Italian and Flemish styles. King James was a frequent visitor, but that did not stop the 2nd Earl from supporting Parliament in the Civil War.
The house was damaged when some 4000 Royalist troops were stationed in Cranborne and it was not totally restored until the 2nd Marquess of Salisbury rebuilt the manor in 1863.
The extensive gardens surrounding the manor house were laid out by 17th-century gardening pioneer John Tradescant. They include a white garden and an enclosed garden, as well as orchards, a mount garden, and yew hedges.
This is a very attractive garden, and the setting surrounding the historic manor house is unforgettable. A popular garden centre is attached to the manor gardens.
The house is not open to the public, but the gardens are open regularly and are well worth a visit. Beside the garden is the historic parish church of St Mary & St Bartholomew.
About Cranborne Manor Gardens
Address: 4 High Street, Cranborne, Dorset, England, BH21 5PS
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: In the centre of Cranborne, beside the church
Website: Cranborne Manor Gardens
Cranborne Manor Gardens Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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