Welcome to The Walled Garden!
The Walled Garden & Dovecote Café are open 7 Days A Week! Winter opening hours are 9am-4:30pm.
The Dovecote Café is open 9am – 4pm every day, has seating available inside and outside (including benches in the gardens!). Bookings are available inside the café only. Please follow our website and social media for updates.
For all café enquiries and bookings please email:
Food serving times are 10am – 3pm with last food orders at 2:45pm
Please note: Our Thorngrove @ The Walled Garden Plant Shop is now closed for the winter until the spring. We have a small selection of plants still for sale outside the Dovecote Café but our full range will be back in 2022!
Though government restrictions in relation to Covid-19 have now been lifted, we can assure all visitors that we remain vigilant in keeping The Walled Garden a safe place for everyone, with continued monitoring of numbers and hygiene protocols. Face masks are not essential, but are advised in the café during busy times. Please consider giving space to other visitors too. Any restriction updates will be shared here and on our social media.
The Walled Garden is a beautiful five-acre landsca
For the formal gardens, a suggested Admission Donation of £3 is politely requested (not required for family area or café). All donations go back in to the continued maintenance and development of the site.
The Walled Garden re-opened to the public in May 2015, and has undergone significant replanti
Moreton village is close to the historic market town of Dorchester and situated on the River Frome. Moreton has become well known because of its association with T. E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia. T. E. Lawrence lived near to Moreton when he served at Bovington Camp and was later buried in Moreton Church Yard. Every year thousands of visitors are drawn to Moreton to visit his grave, which backs onto The Walled Garden. Many visitors also visit the village to see the Church’s unique engraved glass windows by poet and artist Sir Laurence Whistler.