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Visitor information

Gardens & Coffee Lodge

Adults £4.00
Seniors, Groups (15+) and Concessions £3.00
Family (2+4) £12.50
Children £2.50
Children Under 5 Free

Entrance Fees:

Open Sundays-wednesdays*

Gardens open 10am - 4pm 

PLEASE NOTE, THE GARDENS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON
MONDAY22ND &  29TH JULY, MONDAY 5TH AUGUST AND FROM THE 19TH AUGUST UNTIL THE 14TH SEPTEMBER INCLUSIVE 

Coffee Lodge open 9am - 4pm 

Dogs

Accessibility

Refreshments

GROUP VISITS

We warmly welcome group visits to the gardens and invite you to consider us a venue for your next outing, whether you are a member of your local WI, horticultural group or you simply want somewhere different to meet!

Groups of 15 guests or more benefit from a concessionary entrance fee, of £3.00 pp. 

Benefit from a concessionary fee

The Coffee Lodge is open Sunday to Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm. Dogs welcome at the Coffee Lodge. Occasional closures may take place due to private events. Pop in for a morning coffee, explore the gardens or simply catch up with friends over a slice of cake! The Coffee Lodge is also open to both people wishing to visit the garden or those wanting to stop for refreshments.

Pop in for a morning coffee!

Most of the garden, with the exception of the Dell, is accessible to disabled visitors using the gravel paths. There is a disabled toilet a short distance from the Coffee Lodge. We have a wheel chair available to use, please contact us in advance to request.

All are welcome

Dogs are welcome on leads in the Coffee Lodge Garden, however due to the large amount of ornamental birds they are not permitted in the main garden. There are large trees for shady parking in the car park together with a tap and water bowl. There are also beautiful dog walking routes on the path adjacent to the gardens. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.

Certain areas not permitted

Good to know

The Coffee Lodge

With a roaring fire for chilly days and outside seating for sunny ones, the Lodge at Larmer Tree is a welcoming space for garden visitors.

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For more information about exhibiting at our annual Christmas market, please contact us below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Exhibitor Applications now open!

Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December

Larmer Tree Christmas Market 2024

find out more here

Handlebards an internationally renowned theatre company, bringing a uniquely irreverent brand of Shakespeare to audiences all over the globe.

An event you won't want to miss!

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Handlebards | The Comedy of Errors

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Enjoy the tranquillity of nature while engaging in mindful yoga practice with Wimborne Yoga. Surrounded by lush greenery and historic architecture, this unique outdoor yoga session is perfect for all levels. Includes entrance to the gardens. Please bring your own mat.

Join the wonderful Amy from Wimborne Yoga for a relaxing session in the gardens

sunday 28th july at 10am

Yoga on the main lawn

UPCOMING EVENTS

There’s nowhere quite like it

Enchanting gardens, historic buildings, free-roaming peacocks…

Steeped in history and surrounded by beauty, Larmer Tree is an exquisite garden visitor attraction and luxury wedding venue with accommodation on the Wiltshire Dorset border.

With over 11 acres of well-kept grounds for visitors to explore, Larmer Tree is home to secret garden pathways, magnificent ancient trees and a unique collection of characterful buildings.

Taking the path less travelled

The Larmer Tree gardens are open 10-4pm, Sunday to Wednesday, from April to October. Any events and exceptions to this will be detailed in our calendar.

map of the gardens

Larmer Tree gardens were the first ever privately owned gardens in England to be opened to the public. We are proud to continue welcoming visitors, including group visits, to our beautiful grounds each year.

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Making history since 1880

Larmer Tree was created by General Pitt Rivers in 1880. Part of the Rushmore Estate, home to the Rotherley Downs and Cranborne Chase Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Larmer Tree is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and an internationally recognised Dark Sky reserve. Situated on the border of Wiltshire and Dorset, near Salisbury and Shaftesbury, Larmer Tree has been recognised as Grade II* listed park and garden by Historic England. 

About Larmer Tree

Questions?

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Are the Larmer Tree gardens suitable for families with children?

Absolutely! Our younger visitors are very welcome to collect a free copy of the Fairy Door Trail (located at the entrance gate) to find the doors as you explore the gardens. Baby changing facilities are located in the accessible toilet, located in the gardens, please see map.

What are the Larmer Tree gardens opening times?

The Larmer Tree gardens are open Sunday to Wednesday, 10am-4pm, April to October each year. Please check our calendar for any exceptions and closures due to private events taking place.

Where can I find a Larmer Tree gardens map?

How accessible are the Larmer Tree gardens?

Most of the gardens – with the exception of the Dell – are accessible to disabled visitors using the gravel paths. We have an accessible toilet located near the gardens. See a copy of our map for further details.

Are dogs welcome at the Larmer Tree gardens?

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in the Larmer Tree gardens. This is due to the large number of ornamental birds we have roaming around. 

However, special furry family members are welcome to join in the wedding celebrations at Larmer Tree. Speak with a member of the team for more information.

Can I bring my assistance dog to the Larmer Tree gardens?

Yes, assistance dogs are welcome in all areas at Larmer Tree.

What’s the parking like at Larmer Tree gardens?

We have ample free parking for cars and coaches at Larmer Tree.

Who owns the Larmer Tree?

William Fox-Pitt, along with his wife Alice, own the Larmer Tree. Together they are passionate about continuing the General’s work in maintaining the magic of the Larmer Tree for future generations to enjoy.  

Where is the Larmer Tree?

Larmer Tree is located on the Wiltshire Dorset border in a place called Tollard Royal, near Salisbury and Shaftesbury in the UK.

What makes Larmer Tree special?

Its grounds and collection of buildings are unique and steeped in history. Larmer Tree is part of the Rushmore Estate, home to the Rotherley Downs & Cranborne Chase Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Natural Beauty (AONB) and internationally recognised Dark Sky reserve. Larmer Tree’s gardens have also been declared a site of Special Historic Interest by Historic England.

MAP OF THE GROUNDS