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.

SPECIAL EVENTS
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).

April dates for your diary

Talk in The Garden Room - "India: a two way trade. The Treasures of the plant hunters and the establishment of European gardens in the sub-continent" by garden historian, Christine Stones. Tuesday 24th April 7.30pm. Tickets £8 or £18 to include supper in The Café before the talk (download the menu - PDF). BOOKING ESSENTIAL 01725 517248.

Boutique in a Bus at The Garden Centre on Saturday 28th April 10am-4pm.

Sunday 29th April: Lunch and live music in The Garden Room with the FB Pocket Orchestra playing Blues, hot jazz, ragtime, waltzes and more. Tickets £25 pp. Cash bar. Download the menu (PDF)

Cafe

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: claire@cranbornegardencentre.co.uk or 01725 517248

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

Tuesday 24th April, 7.30pm: "India - a two-way trade, the treasures of the plant hunters and the establishment of European gardens in the sub-continent" by garden historian, Christine Stones. Tickets £8 or £18 to include a hot supper in the Café before the talk. Cash bar. BOOKING ESSENTIAL 01725 517248.

Tuesday 29th May, 7.30pm: "Back to nature - some of us never left!" by potter, Jonathan Garrett (who will also be part of the exhibition). Tickets £8 or £18 to include a hot supper in the Café before the talk. Cash bar. BOOKING ESSENTIAL 01725 517248.

Other talks will be announced shortly.

Lunches and Teas in The Garden Room with the FB Pocket Orchestra
playing hot jazz, blues, swing, waltzes and songs and dances from long ago

  • Sunday 29th April - Lunch with the FB Pocket Orchestra
  • Tuesday 22nd May - Afternoon tea with the FB Pocket Orchestra

Art Exhibition in The Garden Room as part of Dorset Arts Week 2018 Saturday 26th May - Sunday 3rd June. Free entry. A diverse group of local artists will be exhibiting paintings, ceramics, felt and silver jewellery, woodturning and wire sculpture.

Vintage Fairs

Sunday 19th August 10am-5pm

Please contact us if you are interested in having a stall.

THE GARDENS OF CRANBORNE OPEN
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June.
Approximately 20 private village gardens (including Cranborne Manor Garden). More details to follow.

In the Café

Cafe

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 weddings@TheGardenRoomAtCranborne.co.uk or 01725 517248.
See www.thegardenroomatcranborne.co.uk for full information.

Weddings at Cranbourne

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

  • Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June (as part of the Cranborne Gardens Open Event)
  • Saturday 7th July (for NGS)
  • Friday 27th July
  • Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 22nd September

In the Garden

ROSES
Cranborne Garden Centre has specialised in old-fashioned and modern roses for over 30 years, and we stock over 400 varieties.
DOWNLOAD OUR ROSE CATALOGUE (PDF).
NEW SEASON ROSES NOW IN STOCK AND MORE ARRIVING THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY.

PLANTS
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.

POTS & GARDENALIA
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.

In THE TOOLSHED & BEYOND
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: cj@wilkinsonyoga.co.uk 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
Cranborne
Dorset BH21 5PP
Tel: 01725 517248
info@cranbornegardencentre.co.uk

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