Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury

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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. Use our Weymouth day trip website to visit Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens on your trip to Weymouth, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful garden. We happened to visit on a lovely sunny day, so despite everything still recovering from the harsh winter, the place was fab. I can only imagine how wonderful it will look at the heig...  more »
  • This garden provides a relaxing environment for those wishing to escape the hurly burly of the South coast resorts. The only downside is the price. There is a lovely cafe on site but you need to pay y...  more »
  • A large garden which can be started by having a healthy full breakfast in the restaurant .From the highest point is a panoramic view over Chesil Beach  more »
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  • Pleasantly beautiful gardens with a lot to see and a lot of paths to take around. As well as the obvious plant life, the are sculptures and structures dotted around as well as a rope bridge over a large pond (recommend traversing this if able, just watch you don't drop your phone taking photos). Cafe is decent, lots of cake available as well as hot food. There's also some covered outdoor tables there. Had a very nice time despite being rained on a little.
  • Attended Enchanted Illuminations charity night, wonderful evening. The gardens are superb and looked really magical lit up. Would love to return to see them during daylight.
  • An absolute gem. Excellent welcome at reception, then feeling very relaxed wandering along the well marked paths with flowering plants everywhere, ponds, streams, and bridges. We made the effort to walk up the hill (fairly steep) along the magnolia walk to see the Jurassic coast viewpoint and I'm glad we did - fantastic views. Lovely restaurant with a colonial theme.
  • Wonderful gardens with a difference. Really enjoyed it and the restaurant is excellent. Lovely smelling handwash in ladies loo ! excellent.
  • Lovely gardens on a huge site with restaurant and gift shop. Well worth a visit
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