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Lower Gardens, Bournemouth

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Sought out for its cultivated beauty since the Victorian era, Lower Gardens gave birth to a whole town. The gardens are split into three areas: The Lower Gardens play host to concerts and events, the Central Gardens are in the center of town, and the Upper Gardens retain much of their Victorian character. Visit the Alum Chine for award-winning tropical gardens near the sea, and the Pinewalk for the soothing smell of pine trees. You'll also find a rock garden, innumerable flower varieties, and leisurely sporting. For golf, visit Meyrick Park, where you'll also find outdoor bowling. To visit Lower Gardens on your trip to Bournemouth, use our Bournemouth family vacation planner.
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  • What a lovely series of gardens to be able to wander through, just taking your time to watch people, look at the plants and relax. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • The lower gardens in Bournemouth have the Bourne stream running through the middle of them right down to the sea. You can enjoy a pleasant, even romantic stroll, from the busier area near the town cen...  more »
  • The gardens were as glorious as ever despite the fact that building work is underway. A beautiful place to spend a sunny afternoon.  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens in the center of a seaside town. Gorgeous by day, but a little less so at night. There is events throughout the year, and it changes as these happen. A stroll from town to the beach is a lovely experience through here.
  • Well maintained gardens right between the shopping center on one side and beautiful Bournemouth beach on the other. Nice place for a stroll or just sitting on a bench or in the grass while watching people go by.
  • The Bournemouth gardens are a great place to stroll at any time of the year. Many events take place in the gardens but they are at their best in the Summer.
  • Lovely gardens in the heart of Bournemouth going from the sea front and Pier right back past the shops. A lovely walk, really clean and beautiful and peaceful. There are stands to buy food, crazy golf and the balloon to go up in priced at about £12 per person at last looking. Well worth a stroll along on a sunny day.
  • In the last couple of years, the Bournemouth Gardens has really been improved to make it a thoroughly enjoyable place to spend time. Being surrounded by cafes and little food shops, it makes it a great place to relax and eat lunch in the sun.