Common questions

Where is Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens?

Where is Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens?

The gardens are in Abbotsbury on the B3157 coast road between Weymouth and Bridport.

Is Abbotsbury gardens open?

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is open every day from 10am – 5pm.

How big is Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens?

Since then, particularly after the contributions of the 4th Earl of Ilchester, the gardens have developed into an 8 hectares (20 acres) site with exotic plants, many of which were newly discovered species when they were first introduced.

Who owns Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens?

the Ilchester Estate
Much of Abbotsbury, including Chesil Beach, the swannery and subtropical gardens, is owned by the Ilchester Estate, which owns 61 square kilometres (15,000 acres) of land in Dorset.

Are dogs allowed at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens?

Dogs are allowed on leads at the Subtropical Gardens. Dogs should not be left in any vehicle parked at the Attractions.

Can dogs go to Abbotsbury Gardens?

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in all areas. Please pick up after your dog and use the bins located throughout the Gardens.

How old is Abbotsbury?

Abbotsbury is a very old village, settled amongst the hills behind the great Chesil Bank, and is one of Dorset’s finest, with a history going back some 6,000 years. It has been influenced by man from the Neolithic Age and is overlooked by an Iron Age hill fort.

What is Abbotsbury?

Top Attractions in Abbotsbury

  • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. 1,317.
  • Abbotsbury Swannery. 1,384.
  • St Catherine’s Chapel. 213.
  • South West Coast Path – Abbotsbury Castle. Hiking Trails • Scenic Walking Areas.
  • Abbotsbury Childrens Farm. 475.
  • St Nicholas Church. Churches & Cathedrals.
  • Abbotsbury Abbey Remains.
  • Dansel Gallery.

How big was the Abbotsbury Abbey?

Nearly 80 metres (262 feet) long, this barn was once one of the largest in England, with two porches, each with a watching chamber over the entrance.

Are there toilets at West Bexington?

West Bexington is a small coastal village located down a quiet track off of the main coastal road. The beach is the main draw to the area and is considered to be one of the quietest sections of Chesil Beach. Pay and display parking and public toilets are available next to the beach.

How long is Chesil Beach?

18 miles
Chesil Beach extends 18 miles from Portland to West Bay and is perhaps the finest example of a barrier beach anywhere in the world.

Is it safe to swim at West Bexington?

Because of the drop, the water is often deep soon after entering the water, so only stronger swimmers are advised to swim as there is no lifeguarding in the area. The beach is also dog friendly all year round, however please check signposts for restricted areas. Although West Bexington is small, it packs a punch.

When does Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens open to the public?

Well behaved dogs on leads are always welcome. Plant Centre open from 11am every day. Staff will use the first hour of Gardens opening to re-stock and water the plant sales area. Entry for 2 adults and up to 3 children to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Swannery and Children’s Farm.

When do the swannery and subtropical gardens open?

Purchase a Swannery and Subtropical Gardens ticket in the same order and automatically receive 25% off your ticket price. Open every day, 10am – 5pm, from 25th March 2021. Online booking is advisable, but not essential.

Which is the Best Tropical Garden in England?

Acclaimed by Alan Titchmarsh as “one of the finest Gardens I have ever visited.” Regularly featured on TV, most recently for a BBC Gardeners’ World feature on camellias, with the excellent Carol Klein and expert Jennifer Trehane, and in James Wong’s outstanding episode of the BBC’s Great British Garden Revival series, on tropical gardens.