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Lower Gardens

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Address: Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth, England

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Wonderful surprise

Wow!! What a wonderful surprise,beautifully maintained and well kept gardens and a nice place to cool off and shelter from the sun I wouldn't have thought I was in a town centre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Roger M
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow!! What a wonderful surprise,beautifully maintained and well kept gardens and a nice place to cool off and shelter from the sun I wouldn't have thought I was in a town centre Full marks to the local council for the upkeep of this well used public space

Thank Roger M
Malton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It a park ? Very nice and things to do or just hang out or play golf with the seagulls as in the pick. Next to the town centre and the bus stops, a small water way runs though the park .

Thank coach_driver39
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have just returned from a few days at Bournemouth. I have been going there for 50 years, since I was a child, but I did not recognise it. The only thing that was the same was the sea and the beautifully clean golden sand. The town was disgusting...... Rubbish, empty beer bottles, plastic bottles, paper cups, paper, packaging from... More 

Thank Vancar165
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The main route from Bournemouth centre to the pier and beach, it's difficult to avoid the Lower gardens. Beautifully maintained with snack outlets and crazy golf, the gardens themselves are attractive all year round. Entertainment is often provided in the Bandstand and a pause to watch the nature in the park is great

Thank Chris B
St. Catharines, Canada
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289 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staying at the Premier Inn across the street, we were surprised at the beautifully maintained city gardens. Clean, shady with lots of places to sit, a great place to read, have lunch or just people watch. Always lots of friendly people about, yet it never seemed crowded. We also enjoyed visiting the bird sanctuary on the edge of the garden.... More 

Thank Dogswood
Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The walk through the gardens were stunning with vibrant colours and a massive assortment of trees and plants. Very helpful as most of the trees had plaques on displaying the name.

Thank mejulie1958
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An attractive gardens and lawned area, lots of lovely plants & flowers, well kept lawns ideal for relaxing in the sunshine, ample food outlets with reasonably priced drinks etc

Thank phild4502016
Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked through the gardens after the beach visit lovely and shady and cool good planted gardens a lovely retreat after the hot beach

Thank Irvin G
Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely a major summer attraction with well looked after lawns and flower beds. Even the toilets have lovely hanging baskets outside

Thank chreve1725
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gardens were well kept and plenty of sits to sit on and look at the gardens. There are food and drink places in there .

Thank tcarter263

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