We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A garden of delights

A wonderful day spent here in the gardens. We were blessed with excellent weather and the gardens... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sue E
,
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful, serene gardens

Spent a lovely morning strolling around the gardens. Nothing too strenuous either. If you enjoy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SouthDevonTracker
,
South Devon
via mobile
Read all 959 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Voted the Historic Houses Association /Christie's Garden of the Year 2012. Acclaimed by Alan Titchmarsh as "one of the finest Gardens I have ever visited." Regularly featured on TV, most recently for a BBC Gardeners' World feature on camellias, with the excellent Carol Klein and expert Jennifer Trehane, and in James Wong's outstanding episode of the BBC's Great British Garden Revival series, on tropical gardens. Established in 1765.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rope bridge” (91 reviews)
“magnolia walk” (37 reviews)
“chesil beach” (102 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1305 871387
Write a ReviewReviews (959)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"rope bridge"
in 91 reviews
"magnolia walk"
in 37 reviews
"chesil beach"
in 102 reviews
"unusual plants"
in 32 reviews
"colonial restaurant"
in 29 reviews
"garden centre"
in 29 reviews
"lovely garden"
in 23 reviews
"wheelchair route"
in 15 reviews
"every corner"
in 12 reviews
"sub tropical"
in 21 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 62 reviews
"round the gardens"
in 10 reviews
"jurassic coast"
in 25 reviews
"different areas"
in 13 reviews
"cake"
in 23 reviews
"easter egg hunt"
in 10 reviews
"subtropical gardens"
in 32 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 947 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful day spent here in the gardens. We were blessed with excellent weather and the gardens glowed in the sun. We moved from one great vista to another with hidden gems at every turn. The steep 250m climb to the view point overlooking The...More

Thank Sue E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a lovely morning strolling around the gardens. Nothing too strenuous either. If you enjoy taking photographs, there are some spectacular plants and trees. Not to be missed is the divine sparkly angel cake in the cafe.

Thank SouthDevonTracker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful gardens with lovely selection of plants. Must go across the rope bridge and find the pond. Excellent cafe.

Thank patking
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited with two elderly mums with one in a mobility scooter and the other able to walk with a stick. At £12.50 a head with the wheel chair route only taking in part of the gardens we found it a little pricey and the...More

Thank Chris R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had ice cream/tea/lunch here a few times. It’s the most peaceful, relaxing location and a quality menu with vegetarian and gluten free options. It’s an impressive, airy colonial style cafe. You can sit inside, outside on the verandah, or head down the steps to a...More

Thank TomChip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit here, the were a lot of unusual trees and plants, it was a lovely walk around beautiful surroundings, I can highly recommend this attraction.

Thank LyndaH81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this as a stop for lunch on our way to South Devon. Initialy the restaurant was a bit over powered by a big group but eventually came round and it served our purpose for refreshments in a relaxing location. The walk around the...More

2  Thank davidheysham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful few hours in the garden. Beautifully kept and varied. Visit spoilt by the unpleasant attitude of the restaurant staff and over-priced food.

1  Thank mikeblake2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this brilliant garden by chance. Cannot believe we had not heard of it. Nestled down right by Chesil beach it is an absolute delight. Lovely walks thru Palms and exotic plantery

1  Thank Chris M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is a conundrum like plants like food like visiting - The food here is very nice quick clean service - The faculties and the suggested disabled route is well done - You can take your dog(s) So how is it we just felt the...More

Thank HPFussy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Abbotsbury
The Ilchester Arms Hotel
304 reviews
1.32 km away
The Abbey House
191 reviews
1.45 km away
East Farm House B&B
49 reviews
1.53 km away
The Manor
257 reviews
3.45 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Abbotsbury Tea Rooms
135 reviews
1.38 km away
The Old School House Tea Rooms
134 reviews
1.33 km away
The Ilchester Arms Hotel Restaurant
285 reviews
1.32 km away
swan inn
189 reviews
1.56 km away
Nearby Attractions
St Catherine's Chapel
163 reviews
1.27 km away
Abbotsbury Swannery
1 064 reviews
1.40 km away
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm
384 reviews
1.35 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Barbara H
30 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from BusybeeSussex | Reviewed this property |
We went in September had lovely weather, lots to see but sure whatever season you will find plants of interest, it is beautifully maintained
0
Votes
Heather B
11 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Caroline H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cant remember but it is on their website. You can buy a combined ticket and go on different days and even go to one of them twice if you dont want to go to the Pet and Farm centre.
0
Votes
pvarlik
4 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Miles H | Reviewed this property |
yes the bus does drop off near the gardens but its a good stroll there and back
0
Votes
;