Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury

4.4
#2 of 14 in Parks in Weymouth
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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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Reviews
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  • August 21, 2017
    What a beautiful garden. We had a lovely sunny day to roam the gardens probably just a week or two out as most of the flowering plants were going over, but still stunning. Great restaurant attached lo...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    This garden sits in a bit of a bowl and consequently is able to sustain a number of plants you don't see everywhere. Quite large so allow plenty of time to have a good look around. (Maybe 2 - 3 hours)...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Very nice gardan with lots of love trees and shrubs and plants to see very nice caff to ,it is a bit expensive but you can spend a long time walking around and it has good access for wheelchairs.  more »
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  • Gave 4 stars as the route suggested for disabled wheelchair users was not very friendly due to some steep hills and rocky pathways therefore assistance would be required. Despite this I would highly recommend this subtropical garden if your visiting the area.
  • Perfect every time I have visited. Tea on the terrace is worth the drive out and then there's the gardens...
  • Beautiful, large and very original garden and grounds - informally stuffed with a surprising array of beautiful plants, sculptures, bridges, viewing areas and other features. Don't miss the rope bridge, the kookaburras, the coastal view walk and the lovely restaurant. It is a bit expensive to get in, but it really is worth it, especially if the sun is shining!
  • Excellent subtropical garden set in a sheltered micro climate location. The plants and trees were beautiful.
  • One of my very favourite places. Beautiful gardens & great restaurant.

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