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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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Not easy for wheelchair users!

Nice welcome but shocked at £12.50 entrance per person. As my Mum uses a wheelchair she wasn't... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jane s
Honiton, United Kingdom

What a wonderful walk with nature through a lovely garden with meandering trails. Some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rope bridge” (89 reviews)
“unusual plants” (32 reviews)
“chesil beach” (101 reviews)
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Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice welcome but shocked at £12.50 entrance per person. As my Mum uses a wheelchair she wasn't charged but we found lots of the gardens fairly inaccessible and had she been alone she would have been unable to get around. Gardens nice but everything is...More

Thank jane s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful walk with nature through a lovely garden with meandering trails. Some of the fauna was recognized but some not. We were fortunate to see the pheasant that lives there as it crossed our path. It was a crisp English morning and we...More

Thank panthers1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More for adults to have a leisurely walk around the gardens. BeAutiful surroundings. Lovely cafe really lovely food. Shop for biscuits trinkets souvenirs toys etc.

Thank 999Helen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome selection of tropical plants in a valley that undulates perfectly against wooded hills. The rope bridge is quite a novelty and you feel like you are going to fall through but it adds to the experience. Whether you like ponds, woodland, meadows, sculptures...More

Thank Trebor5417
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply, visited today and the scones were like 18th century ships biscuits! Again we find ourselves writing about this tired 'attraction' They'll take your money, and lots of it and for what ? A pi** poor food experience that could be bettered by some...More

Thank Foo D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked round the gardens in the late afternoon, had an excellent meal in the restaurant while it got dark and then walked round again to see the illuminations. Very busy after dark with long queue for tickets but having bought them earlier we were able...More

Thank jbjb698
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the evening illuminations where the gardens were lit up providing many different colours and making the experience very surreal it was fantastic, there was provisions for wheelchairs so everyone can go , the cafe was very good with a large varied menu...More

Thank GardenersWorldDorset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about 2 to 3 hours walking around the gardens. My two daughters, aged 11 and 15, loved it. The rope bridge is fun as well as the lily pond where you can feed large gold fish. The gardens themselves are extensive and quite...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My folks live in the area and have tickets to local events so I can't comment on entry prices but it was a really pleasant visit to see the gardens illuminated. It felt very relaxing and my daughter loved it - she said she felt...More

Thank MissJely
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Abbotsbury subtropical gardens gets top marks. The illumination event is always well organised and is one of the reasons we go every year. The event was heaving with families having a good time . My negative is the cost of entry will be prohibitive to...More

Thank marc g
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Heather B
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.
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
13 November 2016|
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