One of the largest of Dorset’s towns, Ferndown is
set amidst woodland and picturesque scenery,
close to both the bustle of Bournemouth and
the tranquil timelessness of the New Forest.
Its possesses a common jointly managed by
English Nature and the Herpetological Society
to protect its increasingly rare wild
creatures such as the Dartford Warbler, smooth
snake and sand lizard.
The town’s commercial success goes back to the days when two Scotsmen, William and David Stewart, arrived to start a market garden. Business boomed and sowed the seeds for the whole population to prosper.