West Dorset will be blooming with seven gardens open to the public this month. The gardens have samples of various wildflowers and hold a natural swimming pool for guests too.
This open invite is a part of the National Open Garden Scheme (NGS) in Dorset that provides people with the opportunity to see the lovely gardens Dorset has to offer.
Cliff Cottage and Cliff Lodge are two of the gardens to be opened. They are both located in West Bay. Cliff Cottage has a one-acre garden that can see East Cliff and Portland, both of which are home to small orchards, while Cliff Lodge has a third of an acre garden, great views of the countryside, and a house made of thatch that can be a good retreat for the summer. They will open on June 23 from 2 pm to 5 pm.
On the 19th, Broomhill and the Old Rectory will open in the same afternoon time period. Broomhill is part of Amateur Gardening 2018, bringing people close to nature through its pond. The Old Rectory has a natural swimming pool and a number of rose bushes that could come in handy for business too. There are also acres of woodland nearby.
Horn Park in Tunnel Road opens itself to the public on June 19th as well, from 11 am to 5 pm, where people can look at the sea and find themselves in an area full of bluebells and wildflowers of many kinds, including orchids.
In addition, Little Bredy Walled Gardens opens on the 18th from 2 pm to 6 pm. Here, visitors can look at riverside roses and check out original Victorian glasshouses being renovated in the area.
Chideock Manor has six to seven acres of gardens, both formal and informal. It opens on June 22 and 23 from 2 pm to 5 pm. The garden has vegetables and an orchard where people can stroll by.
Norwood House Gardens and Corscombe are quite secluded, but they are available for public visitation on June 23 and 27 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.