A close up of a garden

Carey's Secret Garden

Cafe or restaurant
Disabled facilities


New walled garden showcasing permaculture design.

About Carey's Secret Garden

Please note, location is hidden - map marker is within 3 miles of the garden. Actual address is revealed to visitors after booking a ticket.
Just outside the market town of Wareham in Dorset lies a newly-established secret garden, rediscovered after 40 years and transformed into a model for sustainable design. With a focus on permaculture, including edible hedgerows, no-dig vegetable beds and a new food forest, this is the perfect inspiration for environmentalists and the next generation of gardeners.
There are plenty of traditional features across the site, including an orchard, rose garden and herb garden, so open garden enthusiasts will feel at home here, too. The grounds are still under development and it’s very much in its infancy at the moment, but well worth a visit as the potential here is clear, and the beautiful reclaimed walls of the old garden are still a showpiece. There are also a number of stunning mature trees on the site, including gnarled olives, and the whole space is surrounded by woodland, rich in birdsong.

Garden Facilities

Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Cafe/Restaurant - Outdoor Seating, Car Park (Free), Plant Shop/Small Nursery

Garden Features

Spring: Perennial Borders
Summer: Roses, Perennial Borders, Wildflower Meadow
Autumn: Orchard
Year-Round: Walled Garden, Vegetable Garden, Herb Garden, Greenhouses/Glasshouses
Additional features: Arid Garden, Stumpery, Edible Food Forest

Tickets & Discounts

Day ticket prices: Adult £5, Child (5-12) £2.50, Under 5's Free.

Good to Know

  • Dog Walking: No - Guide dogs only.
  • Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
  • Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Very accessible (all paths flat and paved).
  • Bicycle Storage: Yes - You can lock up your bike.
  • Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using Wareham - garden location is revealed once tickets are booked..
  • Last Entry: An hour before 'Closing Time'.
  • Additional Information: Garden Tours are available which run for approximately one hour - they offer the gardeners an opportunity to take you round the Walled Garden and answer any questions you might have. These are available for £5 (debit/credit card on arrival) every Friday morning starting at 10.30AM. Maximum group size of 6 - booked on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability.
To reserve a place on a tour, please book your Friday Garden Visit tickets first, then email hello@careyssecretgarden.co.uk.
  • Size of Site: 3.5 Acres.
  • Profile Information: Last updated by Carey's Secret Garden in 2021.
Please check the latest COVID-19 guidance before your visit.
Thu, Fri, Sat 10.00AM - 4.00PM Last entry 3.00PM

Find Us

Carey's Secret Garden Wareham Dorset GB

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