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“Lovely gardens but expensive.”

Bennetts Water Gardens
Ranked #21 of 71 things to do in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Dorset, England.
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“Lovely gardens but expensive.”
Reviewed 29 August 2010

We enjoyed our visit. The gardens have lovely views of the water lilies and each of the ponds has a slightly different style and character. We were given a map so we could be sure to take the best route and not miss anything. There are plenty of seats from which to admire the vistas so it's good for people who can't walk far. The tea room has views over the lakes and is clean and pleasant. The small museum offers a history of the Bennett family and the development of the gardens. Our only quibble is that it costs £6.95 per adult to get in, and unless you perhaps go round several times or are a water lily expert wanting to study them it can all be seen in less than an hour.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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“Perfect location for the perfect wedding.......”
Reviewed 5 August 2010

Bennetts is a beautiful family owned garden. The owner Angie was so passionate about it when she showed us round. The gardens are set in 8 acres of land with stunning scenes (just to name a few) of lakes & ponds topped with water lilies, an arch of willow trees, a replica of the Monet bridge & a beautiful gazebo situated on the edge of the lake where they hold wedding ceremony's. So don't forget your camera!
There is also a tropical house, a gift shop & a reasonably priced cafe offering everything from a cup of tea & a slice of cake to a hot meal with a glass of wine.
A visit to the gardens would be perfect if you fancy a lazy stroll in beautiful surroundings followed by a cheeky treat!
Or for the perfect wedding location! The wedding service provided was outstanding in an amazing location!

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BennettsWaterGardens, Manager at Bennetts Water Gardens, responded to this review, 29 November 2011
Thank you for your kind comments. We are very passionate about the gardens and work hard on making them a wonderful experience, especially on the most important day of your life. I hope you had an enjoyable honeymoon and wish you all the best in life, we are delighted to have been able to get your marriage off to the best possible start.
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“Lovely water lily garden.”
Reviewed 9 July 2010

Lovely water lily garden. Converted from a series of clay pits. Good for an afternoons' pottering with an excellent tea room. Best on a sunny day so the waterlillies will be open.

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BennettsWaterGardens, Manager at Bennetts Water Gardens, responded to this review, 7 October 2011
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Bennetts Water Gardens and Cafe Monet.

The water lilies do flower even when it's cloudy and will fully open by the afternoon.

But it is always nice to visit on a sunny day!
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