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Larmer Tree Garden

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The garden, originally known as Larmer Tree Pleasure Grounds, was created by General Pitt Rivers in the late nineteenth century "for public enlightenment and entertainment". In fact, it was the first private garden in the UK to be opened to the public. It was named after the Larmer Tree, which once marked the boundary between Dorset and Wiltshire. The origin of the word "Larmer" isn't entirely clear but it was originally spelt "Lavermere", "mere" meaning boundary. Following the General's death in 1900, the garden was closed except for special events. Several of the Victorian buildings survive including the Singing Theatre and Temple. Michael Pitt Rivers, the great grandson of the General, began restoring the garden in 1991. In 1995, the garden reopened to the public.

Address - Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, SP5 5PT
Opening times - Easter to September. Sunday to Thursday.
Website - Visit the Larmer Tree Garden website

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  • almost 4 years ago Charlotte said

    This really is a lovely garden, but don't expect to find wonderfully tended flower borders! The trees are magnificent, as is the setting and you can see just how much enjoyment was given in the days when the site was a "pleasure" garden. A great place to take a picnic and enjoy your surroundings ... and the children will love the open space and the peacocks.

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