Cranborne Garden Centre

Gift shop - Garden - Café

Cranborne Garden Centre is set in the walled, former kitchen garden of Cranborne Manor in beautiful Dorset countryside. We specialise in roses and stock a wide range of shrubs, trees, climbers, herbaceous and bedding plants, pots, stoneware and gardenalia. Our GIFT SHOP has a wide range of interesting homewares and gifts along with locally produced foods and the VINTAGE BARN is a treasure trove with an eclectic selection of broccante.

THE CAFÉ serves breakfast, lunch, cream teas and a tempting selection of homemade cakes - everything is made in our own kitchen using local produce.

We run special events throughout the year including talks and workshops, live music events and fairs - keep an eye on the website and our programmes of events.

Christmas Emporium

Christmas Emporium

Beautiful decorations for your tree, home and table, stunning gifts and stocking fillers and festive foodie treats - now open.

Cranborne Estate Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree

Cranborne Estate Christmas Trees are on sale now.

Christmas parties in The Garden Room

Christmas parties

Throughout November and December
Set festive lunch for groups of 10 or more. Two courses £24.50, three courses £28.95  - contact us for more information. Bespoke lunchtime or evening parties also available – sit down meals, buffets, drinks parties. Booking essential - please contact for more information.
Download the menu (PDF)

Festive menu in the café

FB Pocket Orchestra

Throughout December – with mulled wine and boozy hot chocolate.


Father Christmas in the Shepherd's Hut

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December. Booking essential.

Festive Evening

Monday 17th December, 5pm–9pm
Join Cranborne Community Choir in The Garden Room for 'Wintery Songs in The Garden' at 7.30pm (booking essential). They will sing lovely songs from their repertoire and then invite you to join in the fun with some traditional festive singing. The Café will be open from 5pm with hot suppers and cash bar (booking advised). The Gift Shop will be open for late night shopping.

January Sale

Sale starts Saturday 5th January 2019, 9am
Please note that we close at 4pm during January.


The Garden Room at Cranborne

Our events building, THE GARDEN ROOM and its private garden is available during the day or in the evening for all private functions including parties (both small, intimate gatherings or large groups), wakes, conference/training/meeting facilities.

We have a wide range of catering options available to suit all tastes and budgets. We are fully licenced and have a premises licence for music and dancing.

For more information please contact Claire Whitehead: or 01725 517248

In the Café


The café is open daily offering breakfast, coffee and tea, homemade cakes and cream teas and a selection of hot and cold lunch dishes.

Breakfast served
Monday - Friday 9am-11am
Saturday 9am-12pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays 10am-12pm

Lunch Served
Monday - Friday 11.30am-2.30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 12.30pm-3pm

Sandwiches served until 4.30pm daily.

Coffee, tea, homemade cakes, cream teas served all day.

AFTERNOON TEA - a selection of sandwiches, scone, clotted cream and jam, homemade cakes and a pot of tea £12.50 per head (children under 12 £8.50). Add a single serve bottle of prosecco £6.50. Booking essential for Afternoon Tea: 01725 517248.

All our food is freshly prepared at the Garden Centre and we use local produce including meat from Cobley Wood Farm, bread from Orchard Bay Bakery and seasonal vegetables grown in our own kitchen garden.

We serve a selection of wines, prosecco, Cranborne Chase Cider and ales from Sixpenny Handley Brewery.

Dorset Food and Drink

Cranborne Weddings

Weddings in the Garden Room at Cranborne

We host wedding ceremonies and receptions in The Garden Room. The Garden Room is nestled in a private and secluded corner of the walled garden with direct access from our large car park. Bespoke options and packages available.

For more information and to arrange a viewing, please contact Claire Whitehead or 01725 517248.
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Weddings at Cranbourne

In the Garden



We are excited to be launching a new range of seeds selected by our gardeners and specially packaged for us. Our range will include a wide selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herb seeds, many of which are heritage varieties.


Flowering bulbs

Our full range of Spring flowering bulbs is now in stock. 



Cranborne Garden Centre has specialised in old-fashioned and modern roses for over 30 years, and we stock over 400 varieties.
15% off roses while stock lasts.

We stock a wide range of climbers, shrubs, trees, herbaceous and bedding plants and have expert gardeners on hand to answer all your gardening questions.

We have an interesting selection of pots and containers, arbours, arches and gardenalia. The Garden Centre is also the only supplier of Haddonstone stoneware in Dorset. A range of items in stock, plus any item can be ordered.

Everything you need for your garden - we stock a comprehensive selection of tools & gloves, garden sundries, plant supports & trellis, compost, etc.

Yoga Classes in The Garden Room

Garden Room

Monday mornings, 10.30 - 12 noon. For more information please contact Caroline Wilkinson: or 01725 552209. Booking essential.

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden is now closed for the winter and will re-open on Wednesday 6th March 2019. The Garden will then be open every Wednesday until 10th October 9am - 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Customer comments

I just wanted to say that when my husband and I visited Cranborne Garden Centre we were really impressed with the choice of plants and gifts and bought some lovely goodies for our garden! We also had a lovely lunch (and cake) in the Garden Room and were really impressed not only with the food and local cider, but also the staff on duty - we will definitely be returning. A.H.

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A fantastic display of plants. Lovely gift shop. We stopped off for some plants and to have some food. The food was delicious and a huge portion which was certainly value for your money. I had the welsh rarebit which was beautifully presented and filled me up. The Carrot and Coconut soup was delicious as was the bubble and squeak. Recommend a meal here then to go out and have a look at what plants could adorn your garden afterwards. Staff were all so friendly and helpful, pleasant and courteous and made you feel extra especially welcome. Will visit again soon. M.M.

Fabulous garden centre, one of the loveliest I have visited. S.T.

Beautiful garden, very spiritual, felt as if we had been to a spa, so relaxed were we. J.G.

We as a staff at Cranborne Middle School decided to book the cafe as an evening venue, as we wanted something local and more intimate for our Christmas meal this year. We were certainly not disappointed. From the festive ambience of the beautifully decorated cafe, to the gorgeous food, to the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, it really was a perfect evening. From a group of very tired but extremely grateful school teachers and staff - we thank you. We will be back! C.L.

Opening hours
Monday - Saturday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Christmas Opening hours

Christmas Eve - Open 9am - 2.30pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
27th December - Closed
28th, 29th & 30th December - OPEN 10am - 4pm


Please note that we will be closing at 4.00 pm throughout January

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Cranborne Garden Centre
Dorset BH21 5PP
Tel: 01725 517248

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