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Updated 27th March 2021

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is open every day from 10am – 5pm. Abbotsbury Swannery will re-open on 12th April 2021.

Currently available at the Swannery and Subtropical Gardens (weather dependent)

Available at the Subtropical Gardens

Open daily

10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm). Online booking essential for all ticket types (including Passport & Season Tickets, military ID, Historic Houses membership, etc.).

The Wonderland Sculpture Trail

Let your imagination run wild and discover characters from your favourite childhood fairytales. We have put together a short video tour to give you a flavour of what to expect, and you can watch this here.

Toilets open

Toilet facilities open and professionally cleaned regularly throughout the day.

Coffee Shop open

We are now operating a simple coffee shop, serving hot and cold drinks, as a takeaway service.

Plant centre and gift shop

High quality plant centre, with fantastic variety, many plants of which are grown on site in the Abbotsbury nurseries. Gift shop offering souvenirs, gifts and stationery. Please note that from 24th July, face coverings are mandatory in our gift shop. Exit from the Gardens is through the gift shop, so you must wear a face covering.

West Lawn

The West Lawn is now open again for our visitors.

30-acre garden

Explore 30 acres of rare and exotic plants from all over the world.

Available at the Swannery

Toilets open

Toilet facilities open and professionally cleaned regularly throughout the day.

Coffee Shop open

We are now operating a simple coffee shop, serving hot and cold drinks, homemade sandwiches and cakes, as well as a selection of hot savouries.

Gift shop

High quality gift shop offering souvenirs, gifts and stationery. Please note that from 24th July, face coverings are mandatory in our gift shop. Entrance to the Swannery is through the gift shop, so you must wear a face covering.

Willow maze

Our willow maze is open again and ready to explore…

600 swans

Walk through the only managed colony of nesting mute swans in the world. Up to 600 swans can be seen on site during the main season.

Birdwatching

Many common and rare visiting birds to be seen throughout the year.

Bouncing bomb

Find out about this unique piece of history – The Fleet Lagoon is where the bouncing bomb was tested.

Beautiful scenery

NEW Wild Flower Meadow – a winding walkway taking in wildlife ponds, bug hotels and more…

Not available at the Subtropical Gardens

Burma Rope Bridge

Children's Play Area

Not available at the Swannery

Pedal Go Karts

Bale mountain

Mass feeding

Audio visual show

Children's play area

Summer events (archery / owl displays)

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