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Address: Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
Phone Number: 441305785150
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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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Lovely grounds but more suited to adults than children. Food in small café was good value. Small weddings could fit in here on a nice day!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Alasdair M
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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English first
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely grounds but more suited to adults than children. Food in small café was good value. Small weddings could fit in here on a nice day!

Thank Alasdair M
Rainham, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Beautiful tranquill garden with many ponds with water lilies. Lilies need sun to open so visit in the afternoon of a sunny day.

Thank Sandra G
Andover, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Four of us visited, one being an expert in pond keeping. First thing we noticed as we arrived was that hanging baskets at entrance had been allowed to die. Not a good advert. I am disabled and arrived at reception on a scooter but had to ask if carers go free. Was asked to produce proof. I thought she meant... More 

Thank Tosh1948
Bordon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Even though we visited a bit late in the year and the sun shone a bit during our visit we saw quite a few blooms of various lily's. I think they have missed a trick by not having many fish albeit Goldfish, Golden Rudd and Golden Tench in the ponds whereas Koi would damage the lily's. But a most enjoyable... More 

Thank Ste S
Truro, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

One of a number of surprising oasis found in the town of Weymouth. The garden is a haven for wildlife with birds singing, dragonflies across the ponds and myriad of fish in the ponds, some quite big carp to, and even domestic ducks. The main stars of these gardens are the lilies, for that indeed was the original purpose of... More 

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Hatfield Peverel, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We visited on a sunny day in September but few of the lilies were open. Apart from the lilies there is little else to see and there is an air of the place being rather tired. For the admission price of £8.50 each I was expecting more. There are many better gardens to visit!

Thank essexspursfan
Mylor Bridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

an incredible amount of work went into creating this water garden with fantastic bridges and ornaments

Thank Derek M
Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I visited on my own with only a limited time to spare. I paid £9:00 as an OAP (no concessions...why not?) as I didn't have much cash on me, so I paid an extra 50p for using my debit card, this seems a bit harsh. It is a peaceful place to wander around, but in all honesty other than man... More 

Thank marathon594
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Spent a lovely afternoon here with my husband, 10 year old son and elderly parents. It was absolutely amazing what has been achieved with an old clay quarry! The series of ponds were truly stunning, with an amazing variety of water lilies. A very peaceful setting to while away a sunny afternoon and lots of dragon flies to be seen.... More 

Thank DebiTanner
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The water gardens are beautiful and worth the reasonable entrance fee. The water lilies and woodland was very tranquil with lots of places to sit and soak up the views along the way.

Thank 94rosiecat

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