We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bennetts Water Gardens

Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
441305785150
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #18 of 30 Attractions in Weymouth
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Set over 8 acres, these gardens hold the National Plant Collection of Water Lilies (flowering late May to September), Monet style Japanese Bridge,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    22
    15
    7
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Built I believe on the site of old clay works this is a very pretty spot with over 140 different varieties of water lilies in a series of ponds spread over 8 acres. There was still quite a lot of colour despite the end of the season. Plenty of pleasing spots to photograph including the Monet replica bridge. A few... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Royston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely gardens agood 2 hrs walk, several lakes, Monet style bridge .Had lunch in the cafe and did the walk again to see different lilies on flower as advised by staff. Nice cafe .

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This extraordinary sign, with its two glaring mistakes, is in the tropical house through which the visitor walks to get to the main pond and its lovely water lilies display. The "Monet " look-alike bridge is quite picturesque and undoubtedly figures on hundreds of photographs of weddings and civil ceremonies. The main pond areas are well kept; the rest is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yateley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What an enjoyable relaxing experience. We spent just over an hour wandering and photographing the beautiful gardens and lakes. Followed by a lovely lunch in the cafe which appears to be better than some restaurants we visited. Spotless decor, clean and spacious with excellent food albeit a slightly limited choice. All of the grounds seem to be well looked after... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We loved the fish in the conservatory they were very friendly. The Apple Yard ducks gave us lots of entertainment. The water lilies were stunning, having visited Monet's garden itself, this was a great option without masses of people trying to look around. The café was very nice with friendly staff. The only negative was that one of our group... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

How lovely. Just outside Weymouth we find this little oasis of lakes with different water lilies. Lovely trees and surroundings. Walk ways all around the lakes, big and small. Lots of dragon flies flying around of all colours. Lovely cafe, and cheap too, the menu looked good, but a tag expensive...ie over £6.00 for a jacket potato!!!! I am glad... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Having been to Giveny and seen the monet garden i was a bit apprehensive about going here, but wanted to see it. We were greated by a lovely lady. she told us a bit about the gardens. We were free to wonder round. The gardens were lovely. WE really enjoyed our time there and have many lovely photos to remind... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very expensive ‘attraction’. Price for senior entrance is £8.25 each. A garden with big ponds. Lilies were pretty, but even walking slowly and taking photographs, we were round in less than half an hour. The ‘nursery’ sells water lilies and was quite scruffy and looked neglected. Didn’t risk having tea in the cafe!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's hard to believe that such a delightful garden is to be found sandwiched between Weymouth and Chickerell. Once you are immersed within the landscape it's easy to forget that you are so close to a major seaside town. The water gardens are simply stunning and you need to wander around them slowly to savour the planting and appreciate the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Over priced for such a small garden. If my son hadn't been photographing we would have walked round very quickly. Lillies were beautiful and it was peaceful. Some ponds were murky and messy. Café overpriced and young girl serving was extremely unhelpful and miserable.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Bennetts Water Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Bennetts Water Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bennetts Water Gardens, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing