Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Attractions, Garden, Features in Abbotsbury

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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens


Welcome to one of the most breathtaking gardens in the UK. An absolute gem of a place, it is a botanical heaven. The panoramic woodland valley views are fantastic and there are beautiful walled garden promenades which you can explore with your loved one. Can you believe that it was even shown on BBC TV in the past? Not only that, but it was mentioned as Tom Hart Dyke's favourite garden. The attention to detail is fabulous and there is so much to discover and explore here! The variety of flowers used within the gardens are exquisite, they are mainly known for having the most stunning magnolias and Camellia groves. In Dorset, it is also noted for its Victorian garden and its mesmerising Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections. Have you ever heard of a false olive? The only olive of forest size in the British Isles? If not, you can learn all about it here too. The facilities of the place are impeccable. Indulge in some delicious food at the Colonial restaurant, pick up a memory at the gift shop, or choose some flowers to take home with you from the incredible plant centre! *


Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden isn't just a lovely garden, it is 8 hectares of pure gardening joy, with the best to offer in formal and informal gardens.You can stand in literally any part of this subtropical heaven and imagine yourself to be anywhere in the world. This is the sort of garden you would expect to find nestled within Devon or Cornwall but the climate of Dorset also lends itself well to these gardens and to visit here is a true delight. Abbotsbury Tourism who is the body that looks after these gardens also has two other attractions that are also just as deserving of your visit. Both the Abbotsbury Swannery and the Abbotsbury Children's farm play a huge part in tourism within this area and offer great value for money especially if you purchase their attraction passport which offers great discounts when visiting all three of these great attractions.

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Bay Tree House Bed & Breakfast

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Nestled in the peaceful Dorset Countryside, in the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas, this tearoom is ever so charming.

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