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 at Cranborne Garden Centre

Opening times for the Garden Centre and Café over the festive period

Christmas Eve: 9am - 2.30pm

Christmas Day: CLOSED

Boxing Day: CLOSED

27 December: CLOSED

28 December: 10am - 4pm

29 December: 10am - 4pm

30 December: 10am - 4pm

New Year's Eve: 10am - 2.30pm

New Year's Day: CLOSED

We will be closed on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th January.

We will be open as usual from 9am on Saturday 6th January.

Please note: we close at 4pm every day during January.

Christmas Emporium in The Gift Shop

Stunning decorations for your tree, home and table, gifts for all the family and festive foodie treats (including local produce and gorgeous Christmas cakes by Alix Fauvel, Cakesmith).

Christmas in the Café

The Café serves breakfast, hot and cold lunches, cream teas and homemade cakes. Come and enjoy our warming winter lunch dishes, festive treats and a glass of mulled wine over the festive season.

Cranborne Estate Christmas trees

Christmas trees

Cranborne Estate Christmas trees on sale daily from Saturday 25th November - Nordman Firs and Norway Spruce trees locally grown with regular fresh deliveries.

Trees available in 4ft, 5ft, 6ft, 7ft and 8ft. We also sell a selection of Christmas tree stands and fresh wreaths.

New Season Roses

New season roses will be arriving from November.


We are now taking bookings for private Christmas parties in The Garden Room. Exclusive use of this beautiful venue for parties of 10- 50 people.
Daytime or evenings available. Bespoke menu options available. We are fully licensed.

Download our menus: Festive Afternoon Tea Menu - Luxury Christmas Party Menu


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

Events in the Garden Room


Talk in the Garden Room - Tuesday 27th February
"Spectacular South Africa – the gorgeous flowers and fantastic scenery of this amazing country" by Rosemary Legrand, registered RHS and NAFAS horticultural speaker and daughter of the late George Hyde, the hybridist of azaleas and rhododendrons whose award winning hybrid plants can be seen at RHS Wisley, Exbury Gardens and Kingston Lacy.

2018 Dates for Afternoon Tea or Lunch in The Garden Room with the FB Pocket Orchestra

  • Wednesday 31st January - Afternoon tea with the FB Pocket Orchestra
  • Sunday 25th February – Lunch with the FB Pocket Orchestra
  • Wednesday 21st March – Afternoon tea with the FB Pocket Orchestra (Cranborne Manor Garden open)
  • Sunday 29th April – Lunch with the FB Pocket Orchestra
  • Tuesday 22nd May – Afternoon tea with the FB Pocket Orchestra


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. Come and enjoy some seasonal treats over the festive season including delicious mulled wine.

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.

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden is now closed. It will re-open in March 2018.

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 carpark. Working with our lovely team of local wedding suppliers, we tailor-make weddings to suit the individual couple.

Please download our brochure (PDF).

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

Weddings at Cranbourne

In the Garden

Cranborne Garden Centre has specialised in old-fashioned and modern roses for over 30 years, and we stock over 400 varieties.
We are now taking rose orders for our 2017/18 season. NEW SEASON ROSES ARRIVING FROM NOVEMBER 2017.

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.

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 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

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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