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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
+44 1305 871387
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Just like the real thing

On a sunny day wandering around these beautiful subtropical gardens, for a moment you forget you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
The Halloween special was fantastic

Wonderful, simply wonderful! Beautifully lit and very atmospheric we really enjoyed our visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abbotsbury, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On a sunny day wandering around these beautiful subtropical gardens, for a moment you forget you are in the UK and the world is a beautiful place. Seriously it is a lovely place to take children too as they can run around and follow the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, simply wonderful! Beautifully lit and very atmospheric we really enjoyed our visit (except the creepie crawlies but we have left a review of them directly as we don't want to marr Abbotsbury through one individual)

Thank kayandfamily2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit to the subtropical gardens and managed to obtain a combined entry ticket with the nearby swannery. This includes a third ticket to either attraction, which has no expiry, so I will use on a return visit to the area. I really...More

Thank emuslushy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice welcome but shocked at £12.50 entrance per person. As my Mum uses a wheelchair she wasn't charged but we found lots of the gardens fairly inaccessible and had she been alone she would have been unable to get around. Gardens nice but everything is...More

Thank jane s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful walk with nature through a lovely garden with meandering trails. Some of the fauna was recognized but some not. We were fortunate to see the pheasant that lives there as it crossed our path. It was a crisp English morning and we...More

Thank panthers1963
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

More for adults to have a leisurely walk around the gardens. BeAutiful surroundings. Lovely cafe really lovely food. Shop for biscuits trinkets souvenirs toys etc.

Thank 999Helen
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awesome selection of tropical plants in a valley that undulates perfectly against wooded hills. The rope bridge is quite a novelty and you feel like you are going to fall through but it adds to the experience. Whether you like ponds, woodland, meadows, sculptures...More

Thank Trebor5417
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Quite simply, visited today and the scones were like 18th century ships biscuits! Again we find ourselves writing about this tired 'attraction' They'll take your money, and lots of it and for what ? A pi** poor food experience that could be bettered by some...More

Thank Foo D
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Walked round the gardens in the late afternoon, had an excellent meal in the restaurant while it got dark and then walked round again to see the illuminations. Very busy after dark with long queue for tickets but having bought them earlier we were able...More

Thank jbjb698
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We went to the evening illuminations where the gardens were lit up providing many different colours and making the experience very surreal it was fantastic, there was provisions for wheelchairs so everyone can go , the cafe was very good with a large varied menu...More

Thank GardenersWorldDorset
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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.
5 April 2017|
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Response from Miles H | Reviewed this property |
yes the bus does drop off near the gardens but its a good stroll there and back
13 November 2016|
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