Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden isn't just a lovely garden, it is 8 hectares of pure gardening joy, with the best to offer in formal and informal gardens.You can stand in literally any part of this subtropical heaven and imagine yourself to be anywhere in the world. This is the sort of garden you would expect to find nestled within Devon or Cornwall but the climate of Dorset also lends itself well to these gardens and to visit here is a true delight. Abbotsbury Tourism who is the body that looks after these gardens also has two other attractions that are also just as deserving of your visit. Both the Abbotsbury Swannery and the Abbotsbury Children's farm play a huge part in tourism within this area and offer great value for money especially if you purchase their attraction passport which offers great discounts when visiting all three of these great attractions.
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
One of Britain's best-known & best-loved gardens. A botanical treasure-trove, with charming walled garden walks and spectacular woodland valley views. Shown on BBC Gardeners' World as Tom Hart Dyke's favourite garden: he once cycled from Kent to see it! Many features have been restored, such as the Gardener's Bothy, originally built to give young garden staff somewhere to sleep overnight - when they weren't stoking up boilers to keep glasshouses warm during periods of cold and frosty weather.Many old favourites have been cherished; remember that false olive? It's the only one of forest size in the British Isles. The Garden is a mixture of formal and informal flowers, world famous for its Camellia groves and magnolias. Noted in Dorset for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections and the charming Victorian Garden. 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.