Lower Gardens

Lower Gardens, Bournemouth: Hours, Address, Lower Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Lower Gardens
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Upper, Central and Lower Gardens have all been Green Flag winners since 1999 and run from Bournemouth pier to the boundary with Poole. The gardens are 3 kilometres long. They are all part of the Bourne Valley Greenway and are Listed Grade II in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens. There are lots of activities and events taking place, or you can simply enjoy the scenery. Find out more about the history of the gardens here. The Lower Gardens This section of the gardens is quite short, it runs from the pier to the town centre, but there is always lots going on. Year-round attractions include Classic mini golf, a bandstand, refreshment kiosks and Street food corner site, an aviary, and art exhibition. Seasonal events in this section of the gardens attract thousands of visitors. In 2018 the gardens became the main setting for the Christmas Tree Wonderland.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Diya
Salisbury, UK1 contribution
wonderful walk
Jul 2021 • Family
-Nice area to walk/ jog in the mornings
-Mainly busy during lunchtime, late afternoons and evenings .
-Spacious
-Very green 🌿
Written 2 August 2021
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ramytharwat
30 contributions
Fantastic gardens
Jul 2021 • Friends
Lower gardens
If you are in Bournemouth you have to go for a walk and picnic in the lower gardens , nice relaxing place.
Easy access from beach area and walk through it to the town center.
Play mini golf and table tennis.
Bring food and sit in the garden and enjoy your meal while listening to lovely music.
Written 2 August 2021
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James T
Doncaster, UK3 contributions
Nice gardens well looked after
Jul 2021
The gardens lead from the town centre to the beach with various attractions along the way. It is a very nice setting, chilled and relaxed.
Written 17 July 2021
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kenbaines
Wrotham, UK485 contributions
Early evening stroll
Jul 2021
These gardens are a 'must' to walk through and are a haven amongst the bustle of town life. We have never seen squirrels so friendly and tame!!
Written 15 July 2021
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keefnjojo
Plymouth, UK1 275 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Lower and Upper gardens link the town centre to the beach, it makes a very pleasant walk from one to the other.

There are plenty of benches to sit and relax or you can just sit on the grass instead. There are a few coffee huts along with a Mini Golf and stream to walk along. We noticed quite a few people bringing picnis or getting fish and chips to enjoy in the park.

Should you need it there are free toilets available.
Written 10 July 2021
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Little Jenny
London, UK441 contributions
Lovely
Jun 2021
Great place to spend a couple of hours. These gardens are well kept and run from the beach into the town centre. There is an excellent crazy golf and a lovely aviary and an art market on three days a week. There is often live music in the bandstand and a stream runs through the gardens.
Written 1 July 2021
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Nidgehammer
Stevenage, UK4 747 contributions
Stunning Gardens In The Middle Of Town…
May 2021 • Family
Admittedly it was a beautiful sunny day but nevertheless the gardens are superbly kept and very pleasant to walk through. It’s clear that a lot of time and money has and is being spent to keep these gardens looking great, there are winding paths, a river and colourful plants and flowers everywhere you look.

It’s some years since I walked through here and it’s now much more mature and enjoyable (or maybe I’m just older and more appreciative.?). There’s a lovely little kiosk offering great sandwiches, drinks and ice creams as well.
Written 29 June 2021
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Firecrackers4749
Locks Heath, UK8 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Jun 2021
These gardens link the town centre to the beach, and are lovely. We didn't spend a lot of time in there as it was very hot, but found somewhere with tables in the shade for a cold drink. (Hedgehog kiosk) near to where a young woman was busking, playing jazz on her saxophone...very enjoyable. I'd like to mention that the disabled toilet, near the kiosk, is a fully accessible one, with an adult size changing bench. Excellent!
Written 17 June 2021
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isotonicuk
Wolverhampton, UK53 contributions
Nice gardens
Jun 2021 • Family
If the weather is nice it's a nice place to be. Not much a far walk from Bournemouth beach and where it's all happening. Lots to do there and plenty of eating places as well. Lots of nice views as well
Written 11 June 2021
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Megan M
Maidstone, UK2 contributions
Old fashioned charm
May 2021
It is a noce walk from the town centre to the beach through the gardens. there is crazy golf and ice cream shops along the way, the gardens are well kept.
Written 1 June 2021
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