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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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Amazing gardens!

This place is wonderful. We went on a beautiful hot day and had a wonderful time. There were so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jen F
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Probably the best gardens I've visited.

I visited as part of the triple attraction ticket after having first attended the nearby Swannery... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MartinG_53
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Cliffe Woods, Kent
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rope bridge” (96 reviews)
“magnolia walk” (39 reviews)
“unusual plants” (35 reviews)
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Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
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+44 1305 871387
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is wonderful. We went on a beautiful hot day and had a wonderful time. There were so many wonderful plants and trees to see and it was set out beautifully, with wheelchair access too. The only downside was that the pavilion was closed...More

Thank Jen F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited as part of the triple attraction ticket after having first attended the nearby Swannery. It is a wonderful gardens to walk through and is a mix of a garden and woodland walk. It is a most tranquil place. I have never seen so...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been to these gardens many times they are really nice to walk through. Take a few hours stop sit on a bench and watch wildlife. In my opinion as a chef the gardens are spoilt by the extortionate cafe prices. Again we decided...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd already visited the Swannery, so had tickets we'd purchased as part of the 'Passport' at the Swannery, which made it a little cheaper than it would have been otherwise. We visited on an incredibly hot day, so being amongst the shade of this beautiful...More

Thank Penny S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Weymouth & had a day at Abbotsbury. The previous week we were on the I.o.W. & went to Ventnor Botanical Gardens, where we had a good time. At Abbotsbury there is only 1 Price for 16 year olds & over. No...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are lovely gardens, well kept with a large selection of unusual plants and planting. We went on the day of the Plant fair which gave the added bonus of purchasing some new plants. The garden is 30 acres so there’s plenty to explore and...More

Thank wowfactor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make the time to visit these beautiful gardens. The gift shop is also awesome and the cafe is worth a visit. Parking is just over the road and only a short walk away .

Thank Leonie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens gave our group of 4 adults a very pleasurable 3 hours of walking and looking at the many different plants, trees and shrubs in this well thought out garden the big disappointment came when finding the bill for 2 leathery pasties, a sausage...More

Thank Norman H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens in amazing surroundings, 2nd visit here and still enjoyed every minute in 30degree heat the lovely shady spots were very welcoming

Thank LynW594
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well tended gardens with some attractive vistas. Worth the steep walk for view of coast and swannery. Cafe a bit disappointing, dry cake,

Thank KAW687
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Helen C
25 June 2018|
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I don’t remember seeing a children’s playground so not sure there is one?
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Barbara H
30 March 2018|
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Response from BusybeeSussex | Reviewed this property |
We went in September had lovely weather, lots to see but sure whatever season you will find plants of interest, it is beautifully maintained
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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.
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