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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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Well worth a visit

In August the lily ponds are beautiful, ranging from white lilies through to deep red with a few yellow ones as well. The maps explaining the layout is useful and the pathways... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

In August the lily ponds are beautiful, ranging from white lilies through to deep red with a few yellow ones as well. The maps explaining the layout is useful and the pathways are all grass making it easy on the feet, although some of the "safety fences/ropes need some maintenance. There are a variety of gazebos,pagodas and bridges which break... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a lovely visit here! We stayed around an hour and half in the gardens and were another hour in the cafe. The cafe was really great! The music was chilled and the food was really filling! I had the ploughmans with gammon ham, and this was really fresh and filling! Also my husband had the... More 

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Wiltshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was on holiday with my parents when my mum and I decided to visit the Bennetts Water Gardens. It was a nice afternoon and quiet at the attraction which is just what we needed after the hustle and bustle of Weymouth's town centre. The map given to us upon entry was clear and explained to us the origins of... More 

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Blandford Forum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Water Lilies were beautiful & when the sun shone, out came the Dragonflies & Damselflies. A very peaceful place to wander around or just sit & contemplate. The Ducks made us laugh, also spotted a cunning Heron hoping to do a spot of fishing! The admission fee is a little on the pricey side... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to visit the gardens on a dull morning and the lilies were still asleep but the sun soon appeared and the lilies woke up. There was a very good display in quite a lot of ponds around the gardens. We were also lucky to have a sighting of a heron in a couple of the ponds. It is... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our visit was on a wet day, but despite the rain we had a lovely walk around these beautiful gardens .The display of lilies was wonderful and the paths are easy . We will go back when the sun shines

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Definitely only worth visiting when the lilies are in bloom. Very peaceful place to wander round for an hour or so. Very expensive entry fee, for such a small place. No concessions.

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Longfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lovely water Gardens based on an old brickworks site. A series of ponds with walks around all full of water lilies. Most lilies are named. There is a reproduction of the bridge in Monet's Garden in Giverny. The site is also the home of the National Collection of Water Lilies, has a nice little Gift Shop, an excellent room detailing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Smaller than expected with high emphasis on shopping and eating. Water lilies good. Not so much interest out of their season. Advertising not clear about closure every Saturday though it is on website. Not everyone has access to this.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you want to spend a couple of hours in peace and quiet wondering around beautiful water gardens then this will suit you. We visited in July with all the lilys in flower. Insect life in abundance camera a must.

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

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