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Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
(4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went to walk around the garden,what we did not know was how many squirrels were there,and so friendly they would come right up to you.The park is a beautiful place lots to see and do.We went just b...  more »
  • A beautiful place just minute away from the busy centre of Bournemouth. Very clean and accessible to all. Great for all ages 
  • So my uncle took me through here and it was beautiful. For the Christmas time there was an ice skating rink and bar plus the Christmas markets near the entrance to the gardens. It was a lovely walk. 
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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.