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Bennetts Water Gardens

Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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Better to visit later in the year

Nice walk around the lakes but lacking in plants and interest as water lilies not out yet. Staff... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gill S
via mobile
Not the Best Time to Go

When we decided to visit the water gardens we knew the water lilies wouldn't be out but we went... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sunflower189
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West Sussex, 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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“water lilies” (48 reviews)
“small museum” (8 reviews)
“lily ponds” (7 reviews)
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Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
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+44 1305 785150
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice walk around the lakes but lacking in plants and interest as water lilies not out yet. Staff friendly in shop and cafe. Museum small but interesting.

Thank Gill S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When we decided to visit the water gardens we knew the water lilies wouldn't be out but we went nonetheless because we were staying in the area. The entry fee at the time was reduced in acknowledgement of this. We enjoyed the calm and tranquility...More

Thank sunflower189
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around this garden, just wished they offered a discount for subsequent visits as cost a bit high otherwise. Did suggest this but no idea if any results

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BennettsWaterGardens, Manager at Bennetts Water Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do sell Season Tickets for regular visitors, which can be purchased at the time of your visit, or through our website. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The garden is very pleasant however it is grossly overpriced for what it offers. There is a nice cafe on the site

Thank Roger A
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I have been to a few different gardens, this is the last one I visited. It's the best one I have been to. I imagine its best to visit during the warmer months, I visited in July when everything was in bloom and the weather...More

Thank sinead s
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

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 27 September 2017

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
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christine c
22 May 2017|
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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.
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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.
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Sylvia H
17 August 2015|
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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.
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