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Sherborne Castle & Gardens
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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. Once you’ve explored the grounds, find out more about Capability Brown in the castle’s Cellar Museum. Or travel back 400 years on a tour of the castle itself, built for Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. If you have any questions about the plants grown on the estate, or would like to take something home, just pop into the Castle Gardens centre next door.
10th April - 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.