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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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  • August 20, 2017
    These gardens are beautifully maintained, with impeccable lawns and incredible floral displays, great to sit in or stroll through  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    These gardens are beautiful, well cared for. Plenty of benches and grass to sit and chill, eat, or just walk on through to the town/beach. Pretty flowerbeds, and things to see and do .  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    These gardens are pretty and great place to picnic, listen to band, play crazy golf and eat icecream. Easy to reach from beach and town. Toilet facilities.  more »
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  • Our flat backs onto the Bournemouth lower gardens, and it's like living in an oasis next to the conglomeration of the town! Plants grown there are extraordinary and the flora and fauna impressive. Generally it is safe to walk through the gardens during the day time but please avoid it at night time, as it's dangerous and there are often reports of attacks in the dark. A wonderful experience.
  • The setting is serene. The flowers are beautiful. The professional beggars are tiresome. The wildlife is lovely. The special brew slurping chavs are an embarrassment. The sight of kids and families enjoying the area and on the Crazy golf is always nice. The druggies who come out at night put you on edge. All together a mixed experience.
  • This is awesome park and it the end is he beach. Full of with ducks and green place. Is beautiful.
  • Very good place to relax. A lot of flowers. I recommend the balloon flight. Very nice view.
  • One of the beautiful and cleanest gardens I ever see. The green hearth of central Bournemouth that so perfectly connect the center of the town with the beach.

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For a relaxing experience near Bournemouth's major attractions, book your rooms at a "country house" hotel in the very heart of this picturesque coastal town. Located inside heritage-rich buildings, these hotels are renowned for their luxurious rooms, excellent customer service, and outstanding contemporary cuisine. As a more affordable but no less comfortable option, consider staying at one of many boutique hotels, which feature modern bistros with indoor and outdoor seating, and menus that source fresh ingredients from local suppliers.
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