Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens


Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA

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World famous for its camellia groves, magnolias, rhododendron and hydrangea collections. In summer it is awash with colour.

Since the restoration after the great storm of 1990 many new and exotic plants have been introduced. The garden is now a mixture of formal and informal, with charming walled garden and spectacular woodland valley views.

Facilities include a Colonial Restaurant for lunches, snacks and drinks, a plant centre and quality gift shop. Events such as Shakespeare and concerts are presented during the year. The floodlighting of the garden at the end of October should not be missed.

Voted 'Our Favourite Garden' by readers of The Daily Telegraph.

'One of the finest gardens I have ever visited' Alan Titchmarsh BBC Gardeners World magazine.

Plant Sales Plants also for sale online. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Free. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds, on leads. Civil Wedding License: Civil Wedding Licence.



  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Opening Times

* Mar-Oct: daily, 10am-5/6pm. Winter: daily, 10am-4pm. (Closed Christmas and New Year.) Last admission 1 hr before closing. Please ring to confirm closing time (01305 871387).

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