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Sherborne Castle & Gardens

Dorset
Dog friendly
Landscape walks
Paid entry
Disabled facilities
Roses
Designed by the legendary “Capability” Brown, the 42-acre castle gardens at Sherborne are a stunning example of his craft.
This Grade 1 listed garden was one of Capability Brown’s first commissions. Using Sherborne Old Castle as his backdrop, he designed the lake in 1753 and reshaped the Pleasure Gardens in 1776, creating the gently rolling landscape we see today. An RHS partner garden, there is something to see all year round – from the spring bulbs to the autumn colours reflected in the lake. Please note, due to COVID restrictions, the gardens are open but the castle itself is closed. Contactless entry is available and we ask everyone to adhere to social distancing guidelines on site. More details on our COVID policy here: https://www.sherbornecastle.com/season-ticket-holders/
OPENING TIMES
10AM to 5PM every Weekend 4PM last entry The Castle itself is currently closed Gardens open until 1st November

Garden audio tours

Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.

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