Knoll Gardens

Knoll Gardens
Address: Hampreston
Postcode: BH21 7ND
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Knoll Gardens

Specialist Nursery

Set in Nationally Acclaimed gardens

Nationally recognised growers of grasses and perennials

A garden of delight
The story of Knoll Gardens began over 30 years ago with collections of unusual trees and shrubs.

Now the extensive modern planting of grasses and perennials uses the superb framework these mature specimens provide to create an ever changing wealth of colour, shape and form throughout the season.

Informal setting
Over 5,000 plant species and forms can be found at Knoll, including many fine trees in a typically informal English setting of winding paths and constantly changing views.

Constantly evolving, the four acre garden is now a showcase for all the wonderful plants available at the nursery and provides the ideal opportunity to discover at first hand how they can be used to create a long season of interest with a minimal amount of work.

National showcase
Knoll Gardens has played host to many television crews over recent years.

In addition to housing three National Collections, Knoll is right at the forefront of the modern style of gardening: introducing, growing and showing new plants nationally from its glorious Dorset gardens.

The Nursery
at Knoll

The Nursery at Knoll offers one of the country’s most exciting and varied selections of grasses and select perennials.

Gold Medals
Gold Medal winners at Chelsea for the last four years, Knoll is a specialist grower, providing plants perfectly suited to the demands of modern day gardening. These can be seen growing throughout our nationally acclaimed garden.


Master Classes, demonstrations and guided walks take place throughout the season. These provide the perfect opportunity to see and experience at first hand the techniques that have placed Knoll at the forefront of horticultural excellence.

Plant sales
Personal visitors are welcome at the nursery.

A full colour catalogue is available for postal shoppers whilst a regularly updated online service is also available via our comprehensive website.

To obtain a catalogue please send

9 x 2nd class stamps to the address overleaf. Alternatively, credit card orders can be placed online at 

Visitor Information 2006

Opening times

Gardens and Nursery open Wednesday to Sunday

10.00am - 5.00pm (or dusk if earlier).

Closed 18.12.2006 - 31.1.2007 inclusive.

Admission to Gardens (free access to Nursery)

Adult....£4.25                         Concessions....£3.75

Disabled Person + helper....£1.00 off each appropriate category
Child (age 5 - 15)....£2.75                            Family (2 + 2)....£10.00
Group Rate (minimum of 20 people)....£3.25 per person           

Pre-booked coach parties welcome.

Royal Horticultural Society Free Access applies throughout the opening period. Free access subject to conditions as stated in RHS Members Handbook.

Facilities: Self-service refeshments • Toilets • Ample car parking • Picnics in car park only • Guide / Hearing dogs only.

Wheelchairs available - most of the gardens are accessible to those accompanied by an able bodied helper.

Restaurant facilities are available nearby at ‘ The Old Thatch’ hostelry, call 01202 877192 for details.

Directions - Brown directions signs from all major routes

From Wimborne Minster: take B3073 (signed  Ringwood) to A31 roundabout.

Ringwood or Dorchester: leave the A31 at Canford Bottom roundabout on the B3073, Ham Lane. go on to Hampreston - signed 1.5miles.

From Bournemouth: take the A347 (signed Ferndown), go left at West Parley crossroads (B3073) and on to Longham and Hampreston.

From Christchurch:  take B3073 (Wimborne) past Bournemouth International Airport to West Parley crossroads and continue across to Longham and Hampreston.

Knoll Gardens and Nursery

Hampreston, Nr. Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7ND

& 01202 873931  Fax: 01202 870842

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