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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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sub tropical plant shopping

5 minutes from the village centre is the historical abbotsbury subtropical gardens. Plenty of free... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dorset UK
Visit with small Grandaughter

Today we went to the Sub Tropical Gardens in Abbotsbury, we also had lunch outside in there cafe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bolton, 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 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.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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Reviewed yesterday

5 minutes from the village centre is the historical abbotsbury subtropical gardens. Plenty of free car parking opposite the entrance. Access to the restaurant, gift shop and plant shop is free of charge, but access to the amazing gardens is chargeable. The staff obviously love...More

Thank OdieUK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Today we went to the Sub Tropical Gardens in Abbotsbury, we also had lunch outside in there cafe. There are many magnificent plants and shrubs to see with many wheelchair/ pushchair friendly walkways to use. I felt at times that we could have been in...More

1  Thank Snappyannie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great variety of trees, plants, shrubs and flowers from all over the world. Easy to walk round and there is access for wheel chairs. We had a very gentle stroll and found something different around each corner. Cafe was good and watch out for the...More

Thank Vincent G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a wonderful afternoon wandering around the subtropical gardens. So many paths to explore and discover gems round every corner. Must sees are the secret view of St Catherine's chapel and the Magnolia walk with the spectacular views from the top of the hill. Look...More

Thank baileygeee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ok place to visit, well maintained but probably not appreciated unless your a botanist. Big attraction and well worth a visit is Halloween week when they flood light the gardens, highly recommended, subject to weather!! Unduly Expensive entrance fee.

Thank MorrisCouple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited some years ago in October half term in an evening when they lit the garden by candle light which was magical. So when we were back in the area I wanted to see what it looked like. We visited with my mature mother...More

Thank pad4535
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very atmospheric garden in a unique spot sheltered by large trees planted decades ago. Anyone with an interest in plants cannot fail to have a wonderful time in this most imaginatively planted garden. What a pity that the standard of the food available and...More

Thank Mahonia16
Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing gardens, beautiful plants and flowers, peaceful,easy walking for most people, unless steady on your feet, wheelchair friendly ,

Thank seasoned t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather makes a big difference for a day out like this as if it's wet or cold then it wouldn't be enjoyable at all. The ground on the walks is a little hit and miss so buggys and wheelchair users may struggle a little....More

Thank DDT1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Allow about 1.5 hours to do the Gardens justice. Beautifully laid out with ample info on the plants (although could do with a few more signs on the trees). A meandering path leads you around the slopes and valleys of this subtropical land. Don't miss...More

Thank MIchaelHB-uk
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Heather B
What is the combined price for pensioners for the gardens and the Swannery, please.
11 June 2017|
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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.
How can we go there from the center? Are there any bus?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Miles H | Reviewed this property |
yes the bus does drop off near the gardens but its a good stroll there and back
Can I take a dog
13 November 2016|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |