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Bennetts Water Gardens

Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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Awful waste of money

This "attraction" is grossly overpriced. The gardens compare very poorly to those in public... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William A
London, United Kingdom

I loved the ponds and surroundings. Loads of different lilies which are probably almost at their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“water lilies” (51 reviews)
“small museum” (8 reviews)
“clay pits” (4 reviews)
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Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This "attraction" is grossly overpriced. The gardens compare very poorly to those in public parks. There were a few water lillies in bloom but the whole place was poorly maintained.

Thank William A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the ponds and surroundings. Loads of different lilies which are probably almost at their best (maybe another week or two). We saw various types of dragonflies, butterflies, a watersnake, ducks and moorhens with young. Lots of different paths to take (mostly grass and...More

Thank birdyjude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coach trip via UYE - absolutely stunning water garden. So pleased we were able to visit this place. Lillies - never seen so many and the wonderful and vibrant colours, were a delight. Definitely worth a couple of hours. The staff in the cafe were...More

Thank Alph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like a nice stroll in a pleasent water based setting then you will enjoy this. Lots of places to sit and rest.

Thank skidder01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an attraction that needs lovely sunny weather. It brings out all the water lily flowers at this time of the year. It is so peaceful, with plenty of seat to just enjoy the beauty. The paths round the lakes are quite easy to...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely and tranquil with beautiful water lilies. We saw unusual ducks with ducklings. There are several ponds of varying sizes all different. A delightful wedding venue.

Thank maggieallington
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We walked from our campsite at the start of Portland. The gardens will be different on any visit due to the flowers. The layout and setting was worth the walk. There is a small shop and cafe on site. Worth the entry fee

Thank Lincoln_PETE7904
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Despite heavy rain, the paths around the pools were not muddy. Most of the water lilies were open though it would have been better in sunshine. There was an amazing variety of vibrant colours. The room showing the history of the gardens was very interesting...More

Thank AnserLincs
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Our satnav took us initially to a trading estate, seems a dual carriage way has now been built right across the road that would of been of the same postcode, so we had to do a u-turn to find the other road. Eventually we found...More

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BennettsWaterGardens, Manager at Bennetts Water Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your time here. Sorry to hear you had difficulty finding us using satnav, the new road to access the gardens is about 10 years old but unfortunately some satnav's have still not updated this...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

After paying £9.50 each to get in we were totally disappointed with this attraction. Ponds full of lilies. Nothing else to see besides a couple of wooden bridges. Once you've seen one lake full of lilies you have too endure about 5 more lakes. Waste...More

Thank SteveH1954
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christine c
22 May 2017|
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.
Sandra B
15 May 2017|
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Response from BennettsWaterGardens | Property representative |
Sorry only registered assistance guide dogs are allowed in the gardens.
Sylvia H
17 August 2015|
Response from BennettsWaterGardens | Property representative |
Dear Sylvia, thank you for your enquiry. We are a privately owned garden and not part of the National Trust, the current admission charge is £8.50.