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Bennetts Water Gardens

Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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Lovely afternoon

Although the weather was not at its best, we had a lovely walk around the lily ponds. A very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Holiday trip ,day out

Easy car parking, admission on the expensive side .No discounts for senior citizens, £9.50 each... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John W
Weston Rhyn, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“small museum” (8 reviews)
“clay pits” (4 reviews)
“lily ponds” (6 reviews)
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Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the weather was not at its best, we had a lovely walk around the lily ponds. A very helpful map with walks for able and not so able is given. The blooms are varied and so pretty, we found the walk round very relaxing....More

Thank ceebee19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy car parking, admission on the expensive side .No discounts for senior citizens, £9.50 each for a walk of about 90mins tops.. some of the gardens and pools looking a bit tired at this time of year, some trees and shrubs have labels , nice...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a gardener but my wife is.So while we were staying in Weymouth,we had a couple of hours to spare one afternoon and she chose to visit this attraction.She enjoyed it and It was a gentle stroll on a warm,late summers day.It is...More

Thank 391davef65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a small country park but full of activities for a wet day. Ideal for dog walks, a stroll on a sunny afternoon etc

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in late September, only to be told that the bulk of the lilies were past their best. There were still lots of lilies to see, other marginal plants and hidden vistas. The small paths ( not suitable for everyone ) were a joy...More

Thank StanleyBarks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Bennetts Water Gardens whilst on holiday in Weymouth in August. We were very lucky to have beautiful weather for our visit and all the waterlilies were in bloom. Walking round the lakes was idyllic and picturesque. The resident ducks were full of...More

Thank eburgess147
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We visited the water gardens on a beautifully sunny day at the end of August. The water lilies were mostly flowering and the gardens looked stunning in the sun. The gardens are well cared for and well maintained. The whole place was just beautiful and...More

Thank sen862017
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Having visited Monet's water lily garden in France a few years ago, we wanted to see Bennetts, especially with the bridge in place. We were very impressed with the presentation of the whole garden, from the car park with water fountain, to the modern cafe...More

Thank martc741
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We took our two grandsons, aged 12 and 3, the older helped the younger to complete the trail questions, and they both received a prize. We last visited Bennetts some 20 years ago and were pleased to see that it had evolved into a really...More

Thank 760susanj
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Last time we visited Bennetts, it was at the end of July when the place was a veritable sea of water lillies. This time it was mid-June, so we were a little early, but there were still many, many interesting plants and wildlife to see....More

Thank TrisNChris
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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.