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.

Cranborne Manor Garden is open every Wednesday 9am-5pm (last entry 4pm).

Cellar and Pantry

Pop-up Restaurant Night

Friday 7th September
7:30pm Drinks & Canapés, 8pm Supper
In The Garden Room at Cranborne Garden Centre
£40 per person

In celebration of #LoveLambWeek, cook, local food producer and owner of Cellar&Pantry Heidi Upton will be taking over the kitchen. Her own delicious, home-produced, grass-fed lamb will be featuring as the main (course) attraction!

The evening will begin with canapés in the walled garden, followed by a flavoursome three course seasonal and locally sourced supper.

Please join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening.

Tickets for this special event are limited and must be booked by Monday 3rd September. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at booking.

Download the flyer and full menu (PDF)

Book online:

All enquiries & bookings:
01722 781250

Dates for your diary

VINTAGE FAIR Sunday 19th August 10am-5pm. Stalls selling brocante, gardenalia and curiosities. Cash or cheque only for the stalls. Interested in a pitch? Call 01725 517248.

Bank Holiday Monday 27th August - Cranborne Manor Garden open 10am - 5pm.


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


Tuesday Talks in the Garden Room - Last Tuesday of every month, February to October.

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 Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden is open every Wednesday until 10th October 9am - 5pm (last entry 4pm). Tickets available from our Gift Shop - £6/£5 concessions/£1 children.

Special Open Days

  • Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 22nd September

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

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

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 and Bank Holidays 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

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Cranborne Garden Centre
Dorset BH21 5PP
Tel: 01725 517248

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