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Please note Show of Hands 2021 postponed until Saturday 2nd July 2022. Please contact to arrange a transfer or refund of tickets.

Spring Tour of Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Join us on a relaxing tour of Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, hosted by our curator Steve Griffith. We discover an unusual Chilean carnivorous beast, several fine magnolia and rhododendron, as well as some wonderful examples of loquat trees.

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Welcome to Abbotsbury. On this website, you can purchase tickets for Abbotsbury Attractions and events. Online booking is advisable, but not essential.

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Subtropical Gardens – open every day.

Online booking is advisable, but not essential. 10am – 5pm, last bookable slot 3pm to allow plenty of time to explore the Gardens.

Coffee shop now serving takeaway hot drinks.

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Swannery – open every day

Please note that the Swannery Cafe will be closed on Friday 10th September due to unfortunate circumstances.

Online booking is advisable, but not essential. 10am – 5pm, last bookable slot 3pm to allow plenty of time to explore the Swannery.

Café now serving hot & cold drinks, homemade sandwiches and cakes with hot savouries.

Advance Tickets are booked for a certain date and only valid for that date, unless we have to close an attraction owing to unforeseen circumstances. Any Time Tickets are posted to you and can be used on any date the attraction is open.

The Wonderland Sculpture Trail Virtual Tour available to watch now.

Join sculptors from the Robert James Workshop as we go on a magical adventure through Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, meeting the likes of Alice, The White Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and more…

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Season Ticket

Perfect for locals and regular visitors, or as a gift!

Do you come here often? Our Season Ticket offers fantastic value for money, and is available as an individual adult or child ticket, as well as a family. It also entitles you to certain discounts and free entry to special events throughout the year.

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Plant Fair at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - 12th September 2021

Plant Fair

Sunday 12th September, 10am-3pm

Organised by Plant Heritage Dorset with profits supporting plant conservation & education in Dorset. An interesting range of late summer/autumn plants, including late flowering perennials, shrubs, ornamental grasses, alpines, succulents and a good few rare and unusual specimens on offer. You can buy plants direct from the grower, getting invaluable tips & advice. Also some local craft & refreshment stalls. Admission is just £7.00 and includes access to the Gardens until 5pm.

Abbotsbury Food Fair - Saturday 11th April 2020

Abbotsbury Food Fair

18th & 19th September

We’re delighted to be hosting the Abbotsbury Food Fair. Tickets are just £7 for adults and £5 for children, which includes entry to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.

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Event tickets are usually only valid on the day of the event. With some events, such as Show of Hands, the Subtropical Gardens will be open to ticket holders all day at no extra charge. More details on each individual event page.

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