Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 461 gardens.

Within these 35 acres is an Edwardian garden created in the 1920s. It is divided into themed rooms, which include a red garden with waterlily pond and a brick garden with a circular design, as well as a secluded Japanese garden. National Collections of penstemons and salvias are also on display. The surrounding park offers a nature trail and lakeside walks.


Important update

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, gardens in the 2-for-1 directory are beginning to open.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, many have special measures in place, including pre-booking and limiting the number of visitors.

Before visiting a garden, please contact the garden directly to determine their opening status and any restrictions that may apply.

Please note: we’re unable to keep all individual 2-for-1 garden pages updated, but we will publish the latest details that we have on our weekly updates page from week commencing Monday 8 June, 2020.

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Using your 2-for-1 card at Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Card not valid on event days – phone or see website for details
  • Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply

Opening details:

Open 1 Feb-31 Oct, daily, 10am-5pm (4pm in Nov, Feb & Mar) – times may vary, see website

Entry prices:

Adults £6, seniors £5, children (3-16) £4


Parking spaces
Access for disabled (partial)
Light refreshment
Picnic area

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Kingson Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PX – Directions