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Address: Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
Phone Number: 441305785150
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Set over 8 acres, these gardens hold the National Plant Collection of Water...

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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tranquill

Be prepared for walking on soggy grass ! but its worth it, lots of individual ponds full of different coulour water lilies. DSucks seemed to have their home there as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Elgin, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food reasonable but excessive. Very clean and friendly, but don't expect any bargains. It would be better if free access to water Lilly lakes was included in your drink ...food etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be prepared for walking on soggy grass ! but its worth it, lots of individual ponds full of different coulour water lilies. DSucks seemed to have their home there as well. Therees a cafe and a gift shop. All quite low key.

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Hereford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this garden during our recent trip to Weymouth. You would think we were artists, staying at Rembrandt Hotel and now visiting this image of Monet. The gardens were converted from clay diggings for brickworks in the 1950s to grow water lilies commercially, original plants coming from France - hence the Monet connection. Much work has been done over the... More 

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Pwllheli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very relaxing morning walking around the lakes and sitting and looking at dragon flies and people. Not suitable for young children because of the deep water.

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Oxted
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You only need a couple of hours as the garden is fairly small. However, it is absolutely stunning and was a welcome relief on a very hot day. We had a lovely cup of tea in the café and the staff were all delightful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The gardens have recently been taken over by younger members of the Bennett family who have injected new life into the business. A few years ago a new restaurant was built on the property and they applied for, and received a wedding license. There is a Monet bridge spanning one of the lakes which is marvelous photo opportunity for weddings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Shady spots with nice breeze on day I visited. Great photograph opportunities. Monet bridge replica. Pleasure to be there. Clean and neat everywhere. Loved cream tea sitting outside with view of ponds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

An oasis in a busy seaside town. Lovely when the waterlilies are in bloom, but I'm sure it would be a peaceful place, even when they're not. The Monet bridge and pond are lovely, and it's a lot cheaper than a trip to Giverny! It's not huge, but there are lots of places to sit and enjoy the waterlilies, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

my friend got married here, it was a stunning service and looked great with the photo/video. The gardens are just stunning and was spectacular to see would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again. X

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

The day we went it was it raining but we still had a great day. The gardens were just as lovely even if the sun did not show its self. They also have a lovely cafe where you can get a light lunch, yummy cakes and hot and cold drinks.

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