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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great Day Out

My wife and I visited the gardens on Sunday. We bought tickets online, which reduces the cost of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

For peace and tranquility these gardens provide a beautiful venue. If you choose to visit in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited the gardens on Sunday. We bought tickets online, which reduces the cost of entry by 25%. The gardens are well laid out with lots of paths to allow you to meander through the various different gardens. The view from the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For peace and tranquility these gardens provide a beautiful venue. If you choose to visit in conjunction with the Swannery a discount is available. Having visited in September we missed some of the blooms that would have appeared during the height of the summer, but...More

Thank Westie1945
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not exactly wheelchair friendly, but will be an absolutely brilliant place at the right time of year. Try visiting the swannery at the same time its a good discount, for those with children the Farm is in the package as well

Thank r0b0sb0rn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the gardens today and was very impressed. Lovely meal in the restaurant and walk round the gardens. The shop was also good with many unusual gifts.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like botanical gardens then you'll love this beautiful subtropical paradise. Ok paradise is pushing it but it was a fantastic morning meander, following the mostly well signed arrows around the gardens. If you can it is worth the STEEP walk but the hill...More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for the first time. Lovely tranquil gardens. worth going through the gate and walking up the hill to see the views along Chessil beach. Plenty of places to stop and take in the beautiful plants and trees.

Thank Pauline D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens with different vistas and a good cafe well worth a trip combine with swannery and buy on line to save 20%

Thank RosieLincs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens with lots of meandering paths ...the arrow signposts were very helpful...different aspects at every turn...stunning views from the top well worth the steep walk ...enhanced by beautiful weather certainly was tropical !! Definitely well worth a visit

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a gardener sort of person, I went for my wife, but we didn't know many of the plants, there was little or no information as to which country they came from, names of plants, some had a name, for me the best...More

Thank tonymargaret
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Abbotsbury gardens for the first time today, it was beautiful. If you are down in Weymouth it’s well worth going to see.

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8 September 2018|
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Response from MrsCWR | Reviewed this property |
It depends on whether you are into photography and flowers/plants like me. I would say mid-summer although I was there a couple of weeks ago and managed some good shots. It is very tranquil and that is what I really enjoy... More
Jean R
22 July 2018|
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Response from Mikewm8 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware they do not have a discount for either Senior Citizens or people with disabilities.
Jean R
22 July 2018|
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Response from Leonie S | Reviewed this property |
Hi jean we actually went into the restaurant and viewed the gardens from the outside eating area and the veranda which is free . Admission prices are in their website - you can do a combined price with the swannery and the... More