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Bennetts Water Gardens

Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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Great few hours

We walked from our campsite at the start of Portland. The gardens will be different on any visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Unusual beauty

Despite heavy rain, the paths around the pools were not muddy. Most of the water lilies were open... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“small museum” (8 reviews)
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Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from our campsite at the start of Portland. The gardens will be different on any visit due to the flowers. The layout and setting was worth the walk. There is a small shop and cafe on site. Worth the entry fee

Thank Lincoln_PETE7904
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite heavy rain, the paths around the pools were not muddy. Most of the water lilies were open though it would have been better in sunshine. There was an amazing variety of vibrant colours. The room showing the history of the gardens was very interesting...More

Thank AnserLincs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our satnav took us initially to a trading estate, seems a dual carriage way has now been built right across the road that would of been of the same postcode, so we had to do a u-turn to find the other road. Eventually we found...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After paying £9.50 each to get in we were totally disappointed with this attraction. Ponds full of lilies. Nothing else to see besides a couple of wooden bridges. Once you've seen one lake full of lilies you have too endure about 5 more lakes. Waste...More

Thank SteveH1954
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are so beautiful, it is mostly large ponds devoted to water plants. It is very tranquil and has great photo opportunities with the water lilies. There were ducks with their duckling on the ponds (one duckling came and stood right next to me),...More

Thank Jaffyboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with my mother-in-law my son aged 8 and my 2yr old who I thought would love to explore the trails but I was very wrong and maybe didn't research enough prior to visiting. It was very dangerous for a running toddler and...More

Thank Bina30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant wander around the various lakes and admired the many beautiful lilies. There were many chances for great photography including a Monet inspired bridge, which was really beautiful with the lilies and other plants around it. There were also several ducks,...More

Thank Suzy2411
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Pleasant 8 acres of grounds to wander around. I agree with other TA reviewers that charging full price out of the lily flowering season could be considered expensive to see empty looking ponds, however there is a diversity of land based plants (ferns, palms, etc)...More

1  Thank Elmbird
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I anticipated that the water lilies would not be at their best at the end of April. However, not only were there very few flowering water lilies, but the ponds were murky (with no sign of fish or wildfowl), the plantings on the banks was...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Gardens are a picture! Lovely lilies and walk around garden. Cafe cream teas nice. Small gift shop on site.

Thank SunWorshiperbookworm
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
christine c
What are the opening times of Cafe Monet? I'm particularly interested in lunch time?
22 May 2017|
Response from BennettsWaterGardens | Property representative |
Cafe Monet open at 10am Sunday to Friday, lunches are served until 2.30pm. For menu and further information please visit their website or call 01305 773916.
Sandra B
Are dogs allowed in the gardens?
15 May 2017|
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Response from BennettsWaterGardens | Property representative |
Sorry only registered assistance guide dogs are allowed in the gardens.
Sylvia H
Is this National Trust if not how much to go in for senior citizens
17 August 2015|
Response from BennettsWaterGardens | Property representative |
Dear Sylvia, thank you for your enquiry. We are a privately owned garden and not part of the National Trust, the current admission charge is £8.50.