Cranborne Garden Centre

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Upcoming talks and workshops in The Garden Room

'Summer in the garden': creating a garden or nature journal

Drawing workshop with artist Julie Herring

An introductory course to build on drawing skills and to encourage you to appreciate the beauty of your own garden. Local artist, Julie Herring, will guide you to draw and make notes for a journal through the seasons. Further sessions to follow through the year.

Friday 30th September. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Cost per session £20 includes coffee and homemade cake and 10% discount in the Garden Centre and café on the day). 20% discount for group bookings of 2 or more people.

"The Gardens of Kingston Lacy"

Talk by Head Gardener, Andrew Hunt
Tuesday 18th October 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Tickets £10.00 pp.

"Not Just Gertrude Jekyll - the Women that have Changed our Gardens"

Talk by Christine Stones
Tuesday 1st November Time TBC. Tickets £10.00 pp.

Tuesday 21st February 2017
"50 Plants that have Changed the World" by author Bill Laws

Tuesday 14th March 2017
"Kitchen Remedies" by Helen Kearney

March 2017 - date TBC
Herbal Workshop with herbalist Luzia Barclay

Tuesday 16th May 2017
"Wartime Gardens: WW2" by Lynda Warren

Tuesday 27th June 2017
"That Wondrous Forest", a talk about the Amazon Rainforest by Sir Ghillean Prance, ex-director of Kew Gardens

Click here for more details of talks and workshops

The Garden Room Wedding Venue Open Day

The Garden Room Wedding Venue Open Day

9th October 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Meet a host of local suppliers in this beautiful new venue, surrounded by some of Dorset's most beautiful countryside.

Free entry - free parking - free gift bags

Live Music Night

A live performance from Mark Connor singing popular covers from the 60s, 70s and 80s, including Frank Sinatra, Elvis, The Eagles, Simple Minds, Bon Jovi and many more classics! Tickets: £10 for entertainment only, or £20 for entertainment and a hearty supper. Fundraising for WVS.

Booking essential. Tickets available from Cranborne Garden Centre or WVS: 557225.

Saturday 15th October, 7-11pm. Cash bar available. Free parking on site. Dress code: casual or 60s, 70s 80s.

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden is open every Wednesday 9am-5pm (last entry 4pm). Tickets are available in the Gift Shop. Well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the Garden Centre and in the Manor Garden.

An extensive range of Autumn/Winter bedding plants and 20% off remaining 2016 roses

New Spring stock

Set in the former walled kitchen garden of Cranborne Manor, Cranborne Garden Centre offers a wide selection of stock with over 400 varieties of old-fashioned and modern roses, and a wide range of shrubs, climbers, herbaceous and bedding plants.

We are now ordering roses for next season and are happy to take orders from customers.

The Garden Centre is also now the only supplier of Haddenstone Stoneware in Dorset. A range of items is in stock, plus any item can be ordered.

Download our Rose Catalogue (PDF)

The Garden Room


Our new events building, The Garden Room, is available for private functions and parties, wedding receptions and conference facilities. For more information please contact Claire Whitehead: or 01725 517248.

Why not hold your Christmas party in the Garden Room? Email to inquire.

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.

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.

Opening hours
Monday - Saturday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Sunday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

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Cranborne Garden Centre
Dorset BH21 5PP
Tel: 01725 517248

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