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Yummy ice cream

Fabulous afternoon spent wandering in the lovely gardens in the sunshine. Delicious home made ice... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Not just grasses

The owner Neil Lucas holds one of Plant Heritage's National Collections of grasses and whereas you... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2017
Clive R
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Stapehill Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 7ND, England
+44 1202 873931
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

En route to Wimborne Minster, saw the brown sign and visited a really lovely peaceful garden. The paths were mostly covered with bark so it was comfortable walking and although small, so well designed that I could have stayed for hours. Benches were set out...More

Thank lesley2robert
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Saw the brown road sign so went to visit. What a lovely garden. Beautiful secluded spaces interspersed with open space. The planting and layout is lovely. It was a really warm day so even nicer that there were seats dotted around. Some in shade and...More

Thank Gabriella N
Reviewed May 20, 2018

For what’s on offer, £6.50 per adult is rather pricey. Their garden centre is made up of mostly overpriced ornamental grasses. Most of which are scruffy. I asked about painting in the gardens thinking I might take out a membership there to make it more...More

1  Thank greenladybourne
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Interesting planting, ponds and crisscrossing paths weaved throughout the garden. Sadly no plants are labelled and much of the hard landscaping has seen better days. Small, self service refreshments. Friendly, helpful garden staff. Large car park. Fair value with the Gardeners’ World 2 for 1...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Knoll Gardens are justly famous for their gardens which showcase what can be done with grasses. My visit was to buy something special from the nursery adjacent to the car park. They have an amazing stock including unusual and hard-to-get plants. The staff are knowledgeable,...More

1  Thank shedman2017
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Fabulous afternoon spent wandering in the lovely gardens in the sunshine. Delicious home made ice cream.

Thank rosiewalker1
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Turned up on a beautiful February morning, paid the £4.00 entrance fee and wished I had stayed in the car.

Thank David G
Reviewed November 23, 2017

The owner Neil Lucas holds one of Plant Heritage's National Collections of grasses and whereas you might expect the gardens to be planted with nothing but, that is far from the truth. Grasses are best seen in the late summer when their seed heads are...More

Thank Clive R
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

As a keen gardener and one who is particularly interested in grasses and naturalistic gardening I really enjoyed walking around this garden. Also there are many grasses for sale you wouldn't find in the usual outlets. The little seating area outside the entrance to have...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Went on Thursday in August. Very quiet. My wife and I both loved the ambience and the planting. Great swathes of grasses and perennials, many in flower. The effect is created by the forms of foliage rather than any vulgar vibrant colours. It's really subtle...More

Thank David M
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August 14, 2017|
Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
As we haven;t got a dog I didn;t notice. HOwever, I don't remember any dogs keep out signs!