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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Winter Special

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This ticket is for visit to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, when booked in advance of a visit on a specific date, on or before 29th February 2020. Please check opening times on the home page of this website before you book or visit. Opening times can vary owing to poor weather, private functions or unforeseen circumstances.

Children under 5 go free. Tickets for disabled visitors include a free ticket for one adult carer per paying disabled visitor.

The Gardens will close at 2pm (last admission 1pm) for private functions on the following dates – Saturday 11th Jan, Fri 17th Jan, Fri 24th Jan, Sat 25th Jan, Tues 28th Jan, Wed 29th Jan.

Please note last admission is 3pm.


After purchasing your tickets online, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. This will contain your booking reference number which will be needed when collecting your tickets onsite. Usually you will receive your confirmation within ten minutes.

Please ensure you bring your tickets with you on the day. Either print them off, or ensure they are saved on your phone, as mobile phone signal in Abbotsbury is poor in places.

Please note last admission during the winter is 3pm.

Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle. Developed since then into a magnificent 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Many of these plants were first introductions to this country, discovered by the plant hunting descendants of the Countess.

The Garden is a mixture of formal and informal flowers, world famous for it’s Camellia groves and magnolias. Noted in Dorset for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections and the charming Victorian Garden.

Facilities include the Colonial Restaurant, a quality gift shop and a fantastic plant centre where many of the flowers grown in the Garden can be purchased.

The Garden Pavilion is also a superb wedding venue and is fully licensed.

Regular events take place at the Garden including the floodlighting of the Garden in October. Hallowe’en is a major feature during the floodlighting when thousands of visitors dress in Hallowe’en costumes and the Pavilion becomes a hub for Hallowe’en celebrations.

Children visiting Abbotsbury attractions must be accompanied by a paying adult.

We cannot accept Tesco Clubcard vouchers on this website. These have to be redeemed on the walk-up rate tickets purchased at the entrance.


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