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Online booking advisable but not required          Websites: Swannery / Gardens          Tickets: Gardens / Swannery / Season Ticket

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

Please choose from the following options:

I want to: visit one attraction / purchase tickets for events

I want to visit one Abbotsbury attraction…

Subtropical Gardens – open 10am – 4pm

Online booking is advisable, but not essential. 10am – 4pm. Last entry between 2-3pm.

Coffee shop now serving hot drinks and light lunches.

Swannery – closed for the winter

Abbotsbury Swannery will re-open on 16th March 2024. Online booking is advisable, but not essential. 10am – 5pm. Last entry between 3-4pm.

Coffee shop now serving hot drinks and light lunches.


Please note that discounts, such as RHS/Historic Houses, 2-4-1 offers and other offers must be redeemed when you visit. Please do not book on this website and bring the proof of your discount with you when you visit. Thank you.

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. If we have to close an attraction owing to unforeseen circumstances, we will contact you to arrange an alternative date of visit or refund.

Brambly Hedge at Abbotsbury Swannery

Brambly Hedge is a collection of children’s stories and illustrations by author Jill Barklem. The books follow the lives and adventures of a community of self-sufficient mice who live in Brambly Hedge.

The trail is based on one of the most delightful books in the Brambly Hedge collection called Sea Story. The trail takes visitors around the Swannery grounds, to discover more about the swans and the adventurous mice.

Designed for families to enjoy, the trail includes stamp points, questions to answer and characters to meet, all alongside the swans and discovering more about the unique Swannery.

Brambly Hedge Website

I want to visit more than one Abbotsbury attraction, or visit more than once…

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.

I want to purchase tickets for events at Abbotsbury…

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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