Coach & Group Visits
Set in the heart of Thomas Hardy country Kingston Maurward Gardens are just off the A35 between Bournemouth and Weymouth. En route to the Jurassic Coast, it makes an ideal stop for any coach tour or group visit. The Grade II listed gardens are perfect for the gardening enthusiast, or those simply looking for a beautiful place to eat and relax. We have ample parking accessible for coaches - contact us for a Coach Tour guide and map.
Kingston Maurward’s annual Easter Weekend 2019 is set to be full of egg-citement again this year with fun for all the family. Take part in this fun journey around the Kingston Maurward Animal Park while youngsters search for a chocolate egg surprise!. Once the hunt is over, stay and have fun feeding the sheep and goats, get up close to alpacas, and meet all the farmyard friends – cows, pigs, chickens, ducks and more.
Counting Sheep at Kingston Maurward
Kingston Maurward’s lambing weekend is set to be full of fun again in 2020 with bumper numbers of lambs expected this Spring!
For the perfect family day out, see the cute baby lambs with their mothers and visit all the other animals in the Animal Park too.
The Animal Park is accredited as an Approved Conservation Farm Park by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and now boasts Portland Sheep and Bagot goats among
Our animal loving staff and students are delighted to win the National Pet Month Award for Best 2014 Educational Establishment - the second time the College has won this prestigious accolade.
National Pet Month chairman Phil Sketchley visited the college to present principal Clare Davison, staff and students with the award
Ms Davison said: “We are delighted to win such a worthwhile award.
“We take great pride in the high level of teaching in animal
The Animal Park has been accredited as an Approved Conservation Farm Park by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. It now boasts Bagot Goats, Portland Sheep and Saddleback Pigs among its residents, alongside alpacas, donkeys, rabbits and lots of farmyard favourites.
Section Lead, Aart Noordijk, said: “This accreditation will have immense commercial impact for the Animal Park, and secondarily will allow us to initiate a cohesive breeding programme enabling us to become a more
Kingston Maurward College’s renowned blacksmith and Forgework tutor Simon Grant-Jones, famed for his TV appearance on BBC’s Turn Back Time series in 2010, has revealed his bespoke ironwork screen in the Red Garden at Kingston Maurward.
The screen was commissioned for the Kingston Maurward gardens by head gardener Nigel Hewish who wanted a piece of ironwork to reflect the period of the 18 Century mansion house.
The beautiful circular design, which took over 480