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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
If you’re visiting the popular Chesil Beach, stop by Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, a walled garden surrounded by woodlands. The garden is separate from the site of the now-demolished house, where its maker, Lord Ilchester, once lived. While the house is interesting to see, the real magic waits for you in nature. The gardens lend a sub-tropical air to the site with palm trees, and the valley garden has some of the most extensive gunnera plantings in England. The gardens boast various exotic plants, many of which were newly discovered species when they were first introduced. Stretch your legs on the pathways of the woodland, or simply take time to learn about the breathtaking flora. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and many more Weymouth attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Weymouth travel itinerary maker.
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Splendid extensive gardens with plenty of varieties of plants and trees in a glorious setting together with interesting water features. Go from now until the end of Oct and included is the illuminatio... read more »
Staying with some friends who live in the area and at their suggestion we drove to the gardens. Plenty of parking,and although maybe a little on the expensive side the weather was kind so we got our m... read more »
An October visit to the the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens proved to be a most enjoyable afternoon outing. A visit is to be recommended. Allow about one and a half to two hours for getting around. The... read more »
Brilliant subtropical gardens - allow a good couple of hours at least to wander - with pleasant gift shop and delicious, if rather noisy, tearooms. Entry is a little expensive, though; understandable, considering the amount of painstaking maintenance such a garden requires, but expensive nonetheless!
Wonderfully maintained. Peaceful. View from top of the Magnolia Walk is well worth the effort.
Wanted to take my daughter somewhere she is twelve and i am a total bloke who is into cars full stop. got there and the parking was good. Thought the entry price was a bit steep for the two of us, but I was totally wrong. It was worth every penny, one of the best days out that me and my daughter have had together. A great walk through a 250 year old Sub tropical garden bits of it looked like a Jurassic world. There were some giant plants in one bit that made us look like the size of insects LOL. If you can mange the climb, walk up the hill to get a great view of Portland and Chesil beach. I am going to buy a season ticket as I live local and the place lets you take dogs in . Fantastic.
Tasty chief special at restuarant, many greats view and plants.
Desire it being a really wet day and many of the paths having changed to streams, the place looked wonderful and was clearly very well tended. We had a great time.
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