Covid restrictions update – July 19th 2021. Click to read!
The Walled Garden & Dovecote Café are open 7 Days A Week!
Café is open 9am – 5pm 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.
Food serving times are 10am – 3pm with last food orders at 2:45pm
We continue to monitor numbers in the gardens, and may have to pause entry during busier periods to ensure the continued safety of all staff and visitors.
The Walled Garden is a beautiful five-acre landscaped formal garden situated in Moreton, Dorset. The 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.
The Walled Garden re-opened to the public in May 2015, and has undergone significant replanting and restoration since then. A wide variety of perennial plants sit in the boarders, which have been styled in original Georgian and Victorian designs. For the past 4 years, these have been planted and cared for by our Head Gardener Tim and his team.