Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

One of Britain's best known and best loved gardens. A botanical treasure-trove, with charming walled garden walks and spectacular woodland valley views. Magnificent 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Noted in Dorset for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections and the charming Victorian Garden. Regular events take place at the Garden and can be found on our website. Facilities include the Colonial Restaurant, a quality gift shop and a superb plant centre where many of the flowers grown in the Garden can be purchased.


01305 871387


Venue address
The Sub-tropical Gardens
West Dorset

Other information

All year
Term Time
School Holidays
Opening times
Mon: 10:00-16:00
Tue: 10:00-16:00
Wed: 10:00-16:00
Thu: 10:00-16:00
Fri: 10:00-16:00
Sat: 10:00-16:00
Sun: 10:00-16:00
Additional Information
Open every day, except between 21st December 2019 to 1st January 2020. 10am to 5pm or 4pm in winter. Visit website for cost details. Outdoor family activity. Dorset Max Card accepted - the Dorset Max Card is a discount card given free to all children and young people living in Dorset (excluding Bournemouth and Poole) who are either young carers, in care themselves, recent care leavers, or who are disabled and registered with The Xchange. See the website for further information. The Xchange website is an interactive news and information network for children and young people who are disabled, and their families across Dorset (excluding Bournemouth & Poole).
Related Links
• Abbotsbury Subtropical Farm facebook page


Wheelchair accessible
The paths at the Gardens are gravel and some areas are very steep due to the natural topography. There is a recommended wheelchair route, 50% of the 30 acre garden is deemed to be accessible by wheelchair.
Parking availability information
Ample free parking for cars and coaches. Designated parking is available for disabled visitors in the first row of the main car park 50 metres from the Gardens entrance.
Toilet facility information
Disabled toilets and baby change facilities available at the Colonial Restaurant.
Other Facilities
Assistance dogs are welcomed in all areas.

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Address: The Sub-tropical Gardens  Abbotsbury  Weymouth  Dorset

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