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Cool & Beautiful

A lovely setting, large expanse of Water Lily's, amid pagoda, & lush green expanse of grass. Cafe... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maldonian_9
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Lilies galore

If you want to see water lilies, Bennetts Water Gardens near Weymouth is the place to visit. Many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MBKOKent
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Set over 8 acres, these gardens hold the National Plant Collection of Water Lilies (flowering late May to September), Monet style Japanese Bridge, Tropical House, Woodland Walks and Museum.
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Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
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Reviewed today

My husband who is disabled and I went to the water gardens on 11th July, the perfect time to see all the water lilies in full bloom and all the dragonflies and butterflies darting around was so peaceful and relaxing. There were parts of the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely setting, large expanse of Water Lily's, amid pagoda, & lush green expanse of grass. Cafe Monet, echoing the well loved picture by Monet. Interior & exterior seating, Tables, Sunshades, overlooking a large lake, filled with Lily's.

Thank Maldonian_9
Reviewed 6 days ago

I didn't expect much here, but my girlfriend really wanted to see the water gardens, so we came. And nearly left again when we saw the disgusting green water fountain outside the gardens. Luckily that was by far the worst part of the gardens. The...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see water lilies, Bennetts Water Gardens near Weymouth is the place to visit. Many different types floating in the lakes. The picture shows a reconstruction of Monet's famous painting.

Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful surprise this place is. It is not overly expensive (would have been cheaper had I remembered my gardens world pass!) and feels a haven of serenity and calm. If you are a budding biologist there are several types of dragonfly and mayfly...More

Thank Ali B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning and so photogenic! So beautifully laid out with landscaped pools rolling on after each other. I just couldn't stop taking images and videos of the amazing water lilies and plant life. A must if you are in that area.

1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took an elderly friend to Bennetts Water Gardens today for lunch. Lovely food with stunning views over one of the lakes. Would definitely recommend a visit. June and July I believe is best for the Lilly displays.

2  Thank TEC182014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you are in the area as it is so different. The lily ponds and the surrounding trees are beautiful but you do need to go when the lilies are at their best ie May to Sept/Oct and when the sum is...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here first thing before a group walk along the Fleet, and the coffee shop provided a first class coffee before we set out. The views of the lily-covered lakes were tantalising - we just didn’t have time to look at them properly -...More

1  Thank Eddylevel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good points: Ample free parking; modern entrance and restaurant buildings; clean toilets; very friendly and helpful staff; well kept lakes with a huge variety of Water Lillies and beautiful trees and shrubs all well laid out with intriguing grass paths; plenty of seats throughout...More

Thank Chris C
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christine c
22 May 2017|
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Response from BennettsWaterGardens | Property representative |
Cafe Monet open at 10am Sunday to Friday, lunches are served until 2.30pm. For menu and further information please visit their website or call 01305 773916.
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Sandra B
15 May 2017|
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Response from BennettsWaterGardens | Property representative |
Sorry only registered assistance guide dogs are allowed in the gardens.
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Sylvia H
17 August 2015|
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Response from BennettsWaterGardens | Property representative |
Dear Sylvia, thank you for your enquiry. We are a privately owned garden and not part of the National Trust, the current admission charge is £8.50.
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