We visited on Aug 21st which was one of the best days of the summer in Dorset. Frankly we were disappointed in the lack of colour on display in the Gardens. Were it not for a huge number of Hydrangeas there would have been very little to see as far as colour is concerned.
We appreciate that most visitors have posted far more favourably than this review but must say that a £5 admission would have been more than enough !
The service in The Colonial restaurant, in itself quite authentic, was incredibly slow, 20 minutes for a coffee! The service levels not helped by a number of young inexperienced students, perhaps?
* in mitigation, if you visit alongside a visit to Abbotsbury's Swannery, also £11 each, there is a combined entry fee of £16. Sadly our visits to both were some 6 weeks apart and a total of £44 for both for my wife and I is nothing short of scandalous!
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