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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

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Our second visit to this attraction in the last few years.

Our visit was on a cloudy day, but it did stay dry. The gardens were in a super state and clearly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paul h
What pleasures to wonder at

On a mild early spring day (in February!) a visit here proved to be a wonderful experience with few... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
George S
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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...more
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Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was on a cloudy day, but it did stay dry. The gardens were in a super state and clearly get plenty of care. The camellias were in reasonable bloom but it was a little early for the magnolias. Unfortunately the Magnolia walk to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On a mild early spring day (in February!) a visit here proved to be a wonderful experience with few people about, the gardens showing signs of early blossom (clematis, snowdrops, daffodils and more) as a prelude to full flowering later. Unusually, these gardens have colour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank George S
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

We visited these gardens on a chilly winter’s day and were delighted to find so many plants flowering early. The gentle pathways and excellent signage made our visit most enjoyable. There are some sculptures in the gardens which were very interesting, as were the raised...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

Visited here by accident when travelling to Weymouth, a fabulous find. We had a really nice walk through the gardens and even though it was November and raining we thoroughly enjoyed it. A tremendous variety of different trees and plants on show and well worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

Really great trip out, great staff and lovely cafe Spur of the moment trip will definitely go again in summer season.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This was a lovely visit and we were pleasantly surprised by the winter offer of £5 each AND this included a cup of coffee each! The gardens we're beautifully kept with easy walkways and a trail for wheelchairs. Although the blooms were finished the autumn...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

A little untidy with foliage everywhere - suppose this is the time of year for it, but Staff seemed more preoccupied with their Halloween event than the look of the gardens. I’m sure in the summer this place is beautiful. Didn’t spend long here a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Very good for a wander around supported by a great cafe with excellent service and staff. Very quiet today. Reduced price of entry as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Despite going slightly out of season there was still plenty to see and do. My daughter loved the rope bridge. A very good way to spend a morning.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cherrybsmith
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Brilliant evening walking around the illuminated gardens so pretty , we walked around twice , lots to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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8 September 2018|
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Response from MrsCWR | Reviewed this property |
It depends on whether you are into photography and flowers/plants like me. I would say mid-summer although I was there a couple of weeks ago and managed some good shots. It is very tranquil and that is what I really enjoy... More
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Mikewm8 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware they do not have a discount for either Senior Citizens or people with disabilities.
Jean R
22 July 2018|
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Response from Leonie S | Reviewed this property |
Hi jean we actually went into the restaurant and viewed the gardens from the outside eating area and the veranda which is free . Admission prices are in their website - you can do a combined price with the swannery and the... More