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:


or call: 

01929 462243

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.

About Us

The Walled Garden is a beautiful five-acre landscaped formal garden situated in Moreton, Dorset. With on site café, garden shop (including a huge range of plants for sale), children’s play park, and a range of small animals to see! The Walled Garden also offers FREE PARKING and dogs on leads are welcome. We are the perfect day out in Dorset. Explore the gardens solo, or with friends, and stop by the Dovecote Café for delicious homemade food, fresh cakes, pasties and more! We also host regular seasonal and unique events from garden trails for children, crafts, fetes, yoga, open air art exhibitions, and more! 

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 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. 2022 will see continued development of different areas in the garden, led by our Head Gardener Martin and his team. We’ll also be looking to expand the services we provide, events, and more. We look forward to seeing you!

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.

News, Events, Jobs

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Admission Update

Dear visitors, You may have noticed new ‘Suggested Admission’ signs at entry for The Walled Garden. We just wanted to

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Animal Keeper Club!

We’re so excited to finally reveal a brand new club for children here at The Walled Garden! Perfect for those

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Dinosaur Trail 2022

We’re excited to announce that the Dinosaurs are returning to the gardens this summer! On every day from Saturday July

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EMA – Open Days

Those familiar with The Walled Garden and Dovecote Café will be aware that our site also functions as a college

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