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We are conducting a stock sale at Abbotsbury Children's Farm on Saturday 19th September. You must book a slot in advance to visit, which you can do so by clicking here.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Gardens and Swannery open. Online booking essential (even for Season Ticket holders, Tesco Clubcard vouchers, etc.).
Click here to read our full statement and what is available and not available at both attractions.

AVAILABLE NOW  Show of Hands 2021 tickets. Click here to book your tickets today. Dual tickets: book a visit to both the Swannery and Subtropical Gardens and receive 25% off. Discount automatically applied in your cart.

Websites: Swannery / Gardens   Tickets: Swannery / Gardens / Season Ticket

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Advance Tickets (2020)

4.67 (3 reviews)

Please read the following information before booking:

We have put in place measures to keep our visitors and staff safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. We can therefore safely allow a limited number of visitors into the Gardens in hourly slots. Please stay alert as you walk around the Gardens so that you maintain a minimum social distance of 2m to other visitors. Please specify an estimated arrival hour below. This time slot does not mean that you have to leave the gardens at a certain time – you can take as long as you like. We just need to monitor the number of people entering the site at any given time.

Certain areas and activities at the Gardens are currently closed to the public, such as the Burma Rope Bridge and children’s play area. Please check the full list of what is and isn’t available before you book.

This ticket is for visit to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, when booked in advance of a visit on a specific date. 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 tickets below include our normal tickets at the top (adult, child (5-15) and children under 5), as well as free and discounted entry bookings below. Please note that you must book a ticket, even if you have a Season Ticket with us. This is to ensure that we don’t have too many people entering the Gardens at any one time. If you aren’t sure what ticket type you require, please contact us.

New dual ticket! Book your Gardens ticket here, then head to the Swannery ticket page and make a separate booking. Adding both to your basket will automatically apply a 25% discount.

Please note that although our last bookable slot is 3pm, the Gardens close at 5pm, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy what we have to offer.


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.

Our shop is open, and exit from the Gardens is via this gift shop. A suitable face covering must be worn in our gift shop. Please be aware of this rule. Children under the age of 11 are not required to wear a mask.

The coffee shop is now service hot drinks, homemade sandwiches and hot savouries. Toilet facilities are available and professionally cleaned throughout the day. Please click here to see a list of activities and areas which are available and not available at the Gardens.

Plant sales will be open at every day at 10am.

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.

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

We accept Tesco Clubcard vouchers, but you must book a slot with us first. Please use the free ticket option above, and bring your vouchers with you when you visit.

Here are two recent videos we have recorded at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens to whet your appetite:

3 reviews for Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Advance Tickets (2020)

  1. Sara White

    Lovely gardens – so pleased they are open again

  2. N Millard

    Incredible area of rare and beautiful plants – pure escapism from current life. So relieved you are open again –

  3. Gerry Naylor

    Beautiful place to visit, we can’t wait to see the newly added features

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