Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens in Dorset

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Buller's Way, Abbotsbury DT3 4LA

01305 871387

Experience some superb plants, trees and shrub specimens at Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

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10.6 miles from Highlands End
12.6 miles from Golden Cap
7.4 miles from Graston Copse
17.9 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens in Dorset
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  • Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens in Dorset

Travel along the stunning coast road between Bridport and Weymouth and you’ll come across the fabulous Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. Established in 1765 the ancient gardens here have a wealth of floral history waiting to be explored.

The large expansive gardens contain a mixture of formal and informal flowers. The gardens are beautifully kept with easy walkways and a trail for wheelchairs. It is famous for the Camellia groves and magnolia trees which are dotted around the grounds. The location is also noted for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections as well as the enchanting Victorian Garden. The sign posting coupled with the paper map provide on entry is very useful so you cannot get lost. There are a variety of walks which are mapped out. They do require reasonable fitness as the area is anything but flat.

It’s certainly an attraction that can be visited at different times of the year as the colours and foliage change so frequently with the seasons. There is also always a range of events, workshops and fairs which take place at the gardens each year. For younger visitors there are features such as a Burma rope bridge, sculpture trail, jungle glade and children’s play area to keep them entertained.

Once you have enjoyed a tour around the grounds the Colonial Restaurant located back at the entrance offer a superb place to relax. On a warm day the outside seating area is a lovely place to enjoy a pot of tea or even a spot of lunch. Much of the food is homemade or locally sourced and cooked to a high standard. Their lunch menu and specials changes daily, they also serve Sunday roasts.

There is also a great little gift shop and a fantastic plant centre. Here you have the opportunity to purchase many of the flowers and planes which are grown in the Gardens. Nearby are other great attractions and places to visit, like Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury Children’s Farm and St Catherine’s Chapel.

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  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

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  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

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  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
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  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

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