Gardeners are being offered a range of tours and workshops this summer at a National Trust property in Dorset.

Kingston Lacy has restored its iconic kitchen garden and will feature on an hour-long tour being offered to visitors.

The garden was built in 1876 at a cost of £2,740, (about £180,000 today), has been carefully restored over the past few years and now supplies a range of produce for use in Kingston Lacy’s Stables café.

Dorset Echo: Kingston Lacy Parterre Kingston Lacy Parterre (Image: National Trust)

The tour will showcase the fascinating history and current usage of this special place and run on the first Wednesday of the month between May and October at 11am and 2.30pm.

On a tour of the Formal Garden, classic Victorian bedding is now on show for visitors, allowing them to discover the history, horticulture and highlights of the season, from the carefully planned displays on South Terrace to the historic planting of Lime Avenue and Nursery Wood.

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Tours last approximately one hour and run on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays until October 20 from 11.30am and 2pm Prebooking is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

The property's senior gardeners will also be putting on a workshop on fruit trees over the summer.

Dorset Echo: Kingston Lacy cut flower borderKingston Lacy cut flower border (Image: Credit National Trust, Nick Ashby)

The gardener's will be showing people how to train fruit trees to get the best harvest as they talk on how they train peaches, melons, grapes and tomatoes in the Kitchen Garden.

It is on Friday June 14, between 10.30 and11.30am, and tickets cost £10 on top of a normal admission. 

A spokesperson for Kingston Lacey said: "Kingston Lacy’s garden is always worth a visit, and in early summer is alive with flowers.

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"Head for South Lawn to admire the formal bedding scheme in the Parterre, with its rich colours echoing the luxurious decoration in the house.

"The Sunken Garden, by contrast, is planted with wildflowers and waving grasses, while the long herbaceous border, planted up in blues and whites, will be reaching its zenith.

"Take a stroll through the Japanese Garden to see the different leaf shapes of the acers, and finish at the Kitchen Garden to admire the growing apples and pears in the orchard, as well as the flourishing cutting gardens. There are acres of woodland and parkland to discover and walks for every capability. "

Find out more on the Kingston Lacy website