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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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A venue that gives much more than you at first expect.

Initially, the gardens didn't seem very extensive, but the longer we stayed the more impressed we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Regular visitor

Having bought a season ticket we just love to wander around the gardens during all types of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Initially, the gardens didn't seem very extensive, but the longer we stayed the more impressed we were with the variety of plants and the interesting layout of the gardens. When you wander around a second time, you come across lots of different pathways. Highlights were...More

Thank GIlpaca
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having bought a season ticket we just love to wander around the gardens during all types of weather. We have visited during all four seasons and we never fail to find something new to admire. The staff are really friendly and the facilities are excellent....More

Thank London1953
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

But a ticket that gives you reduced admission to Abbotsbury Swannery. The gardens are extensive and it's worth a walk up the hill to see the fantastic view along Chesil Beach. The Rope Bridge is a bIt of fun but take care. It is expensive...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Like many others,we found the cost a bit over the top at £12.50 each. But we did marvel at the depth,colour and variety of the plants in this extraordinary garden. I enjoyed playing Indiana Jones on the rope bridge and we did climb up to...More

Thank NotLordPercy
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited the Tropical Gardens with a ticket bought in a deal with Abbotsbury Swannery.The gardens are spread over several acres,but with a wheelchair route for the less abled visitor.Some of the plants and trees/bushes we have never seen before and did...More

Thank Cliff0705
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second visit, and was worth going back. Very good gardens which are not too formal. Lovely Rhododendrons.

Thank almyridafan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always a great pleasure to visit the Gardens. A sunny, pleasant day was a great help. You feel as though you are in an enchanted forest. Quite easy terrain to navigate the Gardens with an abundance of trees bushes and onamental plants. I am no...More

Thank Royston B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Firstly, don't be put off by the price, the entry fee enables you to visit also the Swanery in Abbotsbury or revisit the gardens. The gardens are a real surprise. This is a lovely botanical garden absolutely chock full of interesting trees and plants, many...More

Thank Gell97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really impressive gardens to walk round, everything looked great and gave me some great inspiration for my garden at home! The only reason I don't give 5 out of 5 is because the lady on the entrance wasn't very welcoming and the café is stupidly...More

Thank archiep12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wondedrful gardens with wooded walks through a lovely valley location. The jewels in the crown for us was the Magnolia walk with absolutely fantastic views along the coast and seeing several lizards in the undergrowth at the top of the gardens.

Thank FatherHobbit
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How can we go there from the center? Are there any bus?
5 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 |
How long does it take to go round the gardens and do I have enough time to do the Swannery and gardens on one day without rushing?
29 June 2016|
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Response from Jeff1903 | Reviewed this property |
At least a couple of hours. They are quite extensive and it depends how fast you walk and how interested you are in the plants, but I am no gardener and I was enthralled. If you want to do the swannery as well, get to the... More