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Address: Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
Phone Number: 441305785150
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Description: Set over 8 acres, these gardens hold the National Plant Collection of...
Set over 8 acres, these gardens hold the National Plant Collection of Water Lilies (flowering late May to September), Monet style Japanese Bridge, Tropical House, Woodland Walks and Museum.
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I don't do formal gardens however whilst on holiday with relatives saw this and was surprised to find myself enjoying the lakes with all the water lilies, plenty of benches to sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Finally got around to it and wasn't disappointed. The lilies were at their best and the day was pleasant for walking around. There are lots of seats giving opportunities to relax and take in the views.Also enjoyed the little history room which told about the origin of the Water Gardens and the Chickerell brick works. Thought the welcome was lacking... More 

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Burton upon Trent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I don't do formal gardens however whilst on holiday with relatives saw this and was surprised to find myself enjoying the lakes with all the water lilies, plenty of benches to sit and reflect, and rest if necessary, entrance fee is slightly high.

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Grimsby
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

These beautiful gardens are worth a visit, the water lilies are spectacular, and there are lots of different flowers to look at, it is a nice easy stroll round these huge gardens. And the Monet style bridge is a nice touch.

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Drinking in Dorset
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169 reviews 169 reviews
87 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

THERE are some attractions you can visit which seem to sooth the soul. Bennetts Water Gardens is one of those places. This eight-acre site may look nothing like an industrial wasteland, but that's what it was when it used to provide clay for Chickerell Brickworks. That history, interestingly recorded in a little musuem in the main building, saw water lilies... More 

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EastAnglia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I hate sounding negative but, in terms of value for money, this is the worst by far. The price was around £8.50....and for that sum, we got to walk around a few lakes, with some Monet-type wooden bridges (most in need of touching up). Frankly some of the paths, right along the water's edge , were very dangerous and anyone... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We live in Dorchester and came down to buy some pond plants .We decided to look around the gardens and h a 've a coffee. Delicious home made homemade coffee cake and coffee.Friendly helpful service from one of the Bennett families wife. We wandered around the gardens which are gorgeous but need a sunny day. I am not surprised this... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Wonderful gardens. We had the gardens virtually to ourselves as it was very early in the morning.Would like to go back in the summer to see the water lilies when they are fully out but suspect we would have to share them with a lot of other visitors. Well worth a visit.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a nice but slightly overpriced cafe selling nice but average food. It is mainly good if you are planning on visiting their gardens. Their scones are very nice but again not the greatest value.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Between Weymouth and Chickerell is a beautiful little oasis of lakes with different water lilies and beautiful trees. Very relaxing place to walk, to take photographs but bit pricy to visit more than once.

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Aurora
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an unexpectedly pretty garden with a series of large and small lily ponds set among a profusion of natural shrubs and trees. It makes for a pleasant afternoon stroll along the footpaths that loop around the ponds. Let me explain the "unexpectedly". We have been visiting family in this part of Dorset for many years and driving past... More 

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Address: Address: Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
Phone Number: 441305785150
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth

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