Smedmore House & Garden

Smedmore House & Garden

This hidden jewel on the Dorset Coast is only open for four days a year, so why not take the chance to visit and support Weldmar?

Starts: 1st September 2019 - 2:00 PM
Ends: 1st September 2019 - 5:00 PM

Smedmore House
BH20 5PG

Come and visit Smedmore House and Gardens, Kimmeridge (BH20 5PG) between 2pm and 5pm on Sunday 1st September in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare.

Tickets available on the day

  • £5.50 per adult into Gardens & Grounds
  • Additional £3.50 Guided House Tour (House tours from 2pm)
  • Accompanied children under 16 free

Two acres of flower gardens, orchards, and a Mediterranean garden surround this Dorset seaside escape. At the bottom of the main walled garden is a walk through woods and fields, past sphinxes, urns and obelisks, down to Kimmeridge Bay. There will also be classical cars, live music and stalls.

This hidden jewel on the Dorset Coast is only open for four days a year, so why not take the chance to visit this stunning 18th Century privately owned house on the Jurassic Coast and support Weldmar Hospicecare?

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Parking
  • Dogs Allowed

Stalls and Attractions:

  • Karlas Kones – Lovingtons Ice Cream
  • Anna’s Sorbet Lollies
  • Avon Cosmetics
  • The Dorset Forager – Homemade Jam, Marmalade and Chutney
  • Nashira Jewellery
  • Mabel and berties Dog Biscuits
  • Sue’s Crafts
  • Valerie Vandango Jewellery
  • Sharon Dobson Handmade
  • Pretty Vintage Collectables
  • Fanny Annies – Grilled cheese Sandwiches
  • Twisted wicks
  • Sand art
  • Classical cars from WVPS
  • Live music from Phil Smith

How to get there:

Smedmore is roughly two to two and a half hours by car from London, down the M3 and M27 & A31 to Wimborne and Wareham. From Wareham take the A351 direction Swanage.  About a mile out of Wareham, turn right for Kimmeridge.  Follow the signs to Kimmeridge and just before you drop down into the village, turn left up the private drive to Smedmore House.

IMPORTANT: Do not trust sat-nav for the final minutes of your journey, as the private drive is often not shown. Also do not rely on Google maps or the as they will take you through Kingston and Encombe along a bridleway which is not accessible to vehicles.


Stall holders

As part of making the event even more popular, we have a limited number of spots available for stall holders.

Spaces are on a first come first served basis. A 3m x 3m space is £25; a 6m x 3m is £40.

For more information, call Fundraising on 01305 261800 or email

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