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.

Dates for your diary

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden will be open every Wednesday between 4th March and 14th October 2020. Tickets are available from our Gift Shop.

It will also be open on:

  • Mother’s Day Sunday 22nd March
  • Saturday 4th April (for NGS)
  • Bank Holiday Friday 8th May
  • Saturday 4th July (for NGS)
  • Sunday 26th July
  • Bank Holiday Monday 31st August

Seasonal Sale

Seasonal sale in the Gift Shop and garden from Saturday 4th January.

Celebrate Mother's Day in the Garden Room at Cranborne

Sunday 22nd March 2020
Brunch - served 10am-1pm (booking essential)
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Afternoon Tea - served 3pm-5pm (booking essential)
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Vintage Fairs

Vintage Fairs - Sunday 26th April and Sunday 23rd August 2020.

Dorset Arts Week

Dorset Arts Week - local artists and crafts group The Creatives will be exhibiting in The Garden Room.

Boutique in a Bus

Boutique in a Bus

The Boutique in a Bus is at Cranborne Garden Centre on the last Saturday of every month, 10am to 4pm.


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 Garden

We stock over 350 varieties of old-fashioned and modern rose and over 300 varieties of herbaceous perennials.



We have launched an exciting new range of seeds selected by our gardeners and specially packaged for us.  Our range includes a wide selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herb seeds, many of which are heritage varieties.

Our new range of Cranborne summer flowering bulbs is now in stock.



Cranborne Garden Centre has specialised in old-fashioned and modern roses for over 30 years and we will have nearly 400 varieties in stock for 2020. New season David Austin roses are in stock now and all other roses will be in stock between mid-January and February. Please see our full range of roses in our 2020 Rose Catalogue. If you would like to reserve a rose please contact The Garden Team on 01725 517248.
Download our 2020 catalogue (PDF)

We specialise in herbaceous plants and stock a large and interesting selection including many varieties which can be difficult to find elsewhere. We also stock a wide range of shrubs, trees and bedding plants.

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. We stock a wide range of environmentally friendly products.

All members of our garden team are horticulturally trained and are on hand to offer their advice and expertise daily.

In the Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is the perfect place to find beautiful gifts for friends and family along with lovely homewares and foodie treats.

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. We offer a range of gluten free and vegan options.
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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 £13.50 per head (children under 12 £9.00). Add a single serve bottle of prosecco £7.00. Booking essential for Afternoon Tea: 01725 517248.

All our food is freshly prepared at the Garden Centre and we use local produce, 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

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden

Cranborne Manor Garden will be open every Wednesday between 4th March and 14th October 2020. Tickets are available from our Gift Shop.

It will also be open on:

  • Mother’s Day Sunday 22nd March
  • Saturday 4th April (for NGS)
  • Bank Holiday Friday 8th May
  • Saturday 4th July (for NGS)
  • Sunday 26th July
  • Bank Holiday Monday 31st August

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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