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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

  • Weymouth
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, established in 1765, was described by Alan Titchmarsh as "one of the finest Gardens I have ever visited." It has been featured on TV regularly, most recently in Gardeners' World and the Great British Garden Revival series on Tropical Gardens. But importantly for parents there is also a Children's Play Area!

The gardens are beautiful and well laid out with a good variety of plants from all over the world and easy to follow routes. The gardens include a Secret Walk, a Summer House to explore and a Sculpture Trail to follow. There are lots of little bridges over the waterways to cross but no steeps slopes and minimal gravel, which is good for anyone, from toddlers to seniors, who may be unsteady on their feet.

Approximately 50% of the Garden is accessible to disabled visitors, but some of the gravel paths are difficult to negotiate.

The point at the top of the gardens give incredible views of Portland Island and Chesil Beach or you can relax by the lily pond, keeping an eye out for carp and dragonflies. A great place for kids to bring a camera along to, a sketch pad or a bug and bird ID book running a near second place if you've got room left in the kit bag next to the picnic and the paddling gear!

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 22nd December - 1st January


General Admission
Adults: £12.50
Kids (5-15): £9.50
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £46.00

Travel & Contact Information


Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA, England

Phone number

01305 871387



Click here to visit Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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