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Bennetts Water Gardens

Address: Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
Phone Number: 441305785150
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Ranked #24 of 72 things to do in Weymouth
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Set over 8 acres, these gardens hold the National Plant Collection of Water Lilies (flowering late...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 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 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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 .

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London
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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 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

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25 helpful votes 25 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 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 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 

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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 

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