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Bennetts Water Gardens

Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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Extortionate amount to get in to a pleasant gardens with Lily ponds, but seen better, don't be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gemmmmmmmmmmm
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Lovely little place

We really enjoyed our visit here. You can walk around the whole of the gardens in about 45 minutes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly W
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“water lilies” (53 reviews)
“small museum” (8 reviews)
“lily ponds” (8 reviews)
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Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Extortionate amount to get in to a pleasant gardens with Lily ponds, but seen better, don't be expecting the Eden project! basically can do in a relaxed 30 minute walk. Restaurant equally pricey with dull food.

Thank Gemmmmmmmmmmm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. You can walk around the whole of the gardens in about 45 minutes but it's nice too just sit back and relax at various points and take in the view. We spent about 2 hours here and would definitely...More

1  Thank Kelly W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived 11am. Gardens almost to ourselves, doesn’t happens often but a very pleasant surprise. Staff genuinely helpful with willing smiles. Plenty of superb lilies in a huge range of colours along with a variety of fish, dragonflies, birds and one enormous buzzard. Yes it...More

1  Thank sgholly2k
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really didn't know that there were so many different varieties of Water Lily, all kinds of shapes, size and colour. The gardens and ponds felt very peaceful and tranquil. Saw butterflies and dragonflies in abundance - some were very small and some were huge....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very beautiful place has an excellent Cafe and plenty of parking space. Excellent as a wedding venue.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 10, 2018

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.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

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

1  Thank Paul C
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

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.

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Reviewed July 2, 2018 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

1  Thank Ali B
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JJNorthern
July 29, 2018|
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Response from sunflower189 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any notices to say so.
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christine c
May 22, 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
May 15, 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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