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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

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Address: Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
Phone Number: +44 1305 871387
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

Voted the Historic Houses Association /Christie's Garden of the Year 2012....

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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Nice surprise

Visited for the first time after living in Weymouth for 18 years. What a lovely surprise. A lovely place to walk around, easily accessible for all and very interesting even for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
RobandMandy L
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time after living in Weymouth for 18 years. What a lovely surprise. A lovely place to walk around, easily accessible for all and very interesting even for non plant etc lovers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic gardens and so beautiful. All 5 of us love it and we visit often. Great day out and stop off whilst exploring the wonderful Jurassic coast. Highly recommend

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited at night for the enchanted trail. The subtropical gardens are beautiful in the daytime but breathtaking at night with lights. Our little girl was amazing and "enchanted" by the lights. Our son was in sensory heaven and was a lovely stroll

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic gardens. There is so much to look at, you spend hours losing yourself. Took my 3 year old. And even she had fun looking at all the flowers and colourful leaves. All the staff were lovely and friendly. In the ticket office, shop and restaurant.

Thank HayleyH1991
Bridport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited here for the first time despite only living about half an hour away. It was Family Fright Night but we managed to arrive in day light meaning we saw some of the planting and impressive eucalyptus trees. The fright night also had the illuminated gardens. I wish we had come to see the gardens on a less busy evening... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The design of the garden offers both formal and informal areas that are great to wander around and explore. The plants are very impressive in there setting and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. For me the garden was very interesting to explore and l liked crossing the rope bridge within the garden. The entrance for the garden was £12.00... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were able to take advantage of off-season free admission for an RHS member, effectively paying one admission fee for the two of us but otherwise I think £12 would be rather expensive for late October. Definitely worth walking up to the Jurassic Coast viewpoint. We enjoyed wandering the gardens in daylight, and were pleasantly surprised to be offered readmission... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Second visit to see the evening illuminations. Staff work hard to make the visit special and the gardens look magical after dusk. If you have little ones this is a great outing which they will always remember.

Thank Claire3212016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem. Beautiful path to follow through the tropical gardens . Very well maintained and friendly staff .

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

First time for some years that we have seen .the illuminations,and to be honest they didn't impress too much. I thought that most of the traditional lights would by now be replaced by LEDs Some of the illuminations, particularly those showing up the trees were very good, but others were very average. It would have helped if the more uneven... More 

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