Visit: Minterne House and Higher Melcombe (Dorset)

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10.30am  Minterne (near Dorchester) the home of the Lord Digby.  The house has been the home of the Churchill and Digby families for 350 years but the present house is Edwardian.  The gardens were landscaped in the 18th century and are famous particularly for their rhododendrons and azaleas which should be at their peak for our visit.  We shall tour the house and gardens and also have a sandwich lunch in the house.

2.30pm  Higher Melcombe, nr Dorchester (Mr Michael Woodhouse).  The house today is the surviving wing of a much larger house built around 1570 and now being restored by the present owners.  We shall tour the house and gardens and have tea.

Contact Malcolm Smith on 01722 716565

Venue details

Minterne House
Minterne Magna Dorchester Dorset Wiltshire DT2 7AU