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Bennetts Water Gardens

Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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One of the reasons for visiting Weymouth

Last time we visited Bennetts, it was at the end of July when the place was a veritable sea of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Just beautiful

This hidden treasure that has the national collection of water lillies is a must to visit if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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 good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Putton Lane | Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF, England
+44 1305 785150
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Reviewed yesterday

Last time we visited Bennetts, it was at the end of July when the place was a veritable sea of water lillies. This time it was mid-June, so we were a little early, but there were still many, many interesting plants and wildlife to see....More

Thank TrisNChris
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hidden treasure that has the national collection of water lillies is a must to visit if you love these beautiful plants. A Monet garden in the UK. A little overpriced at £9.25 but vouchers around to reduce it a little.

Thank bfletcher1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit over three years and we were disappointed. To start with this was we feel overpriced at £9.25 per head with NO DISCOUNT for OAP's. We did the full tour of the lakes and it seemed to us that although a...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "attraction" is grossly overpriced. The gardens compare very poorly to those in public parks. There were a few water lillies in bloom but the whole place was poorly maintained.

Thank William A
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I loved the ponds and surroundings. Loads of different lilies which are probably almost at their best (maybe another week or two). We saw various types of dragonflies, butterflies, a watersnake, ducks and moorhens with young. Lots of different paths to take (mostly grass and...More

Thank birdyjude
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Coach trip via UYE - absolutely stunning water garden. So pleased we were able to visit this place. Lillies - never seen so many and the wonderful and vibrant colours, were a delight. Definitely worth a couple of hours. The staff in the cafe were...More

Thank Alph
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you like a nice stroll in a pleasent water based setting then you will enjoy this. Lots of places to sit and rest.

Thank skidder01
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is an attraction that needs lovely sunny weather. It brings out all the water lily flowers at this time of the year. It is so peaceful, with plenty of seat to just enjoy the beauty. The paths round the lakes are quite easy to...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Lovely and tranquil with beautiful water lilies. We saw unusual ducks with ducklings. There are several ponds of varying sizes all different. A delightful wedding venue.

Thank maggieallington
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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
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christine c
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
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
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.