The Gardens are amongst the best in England, covering 30 acres this grade one listed garden is famous for its camellias, Rhododendrons, Hydrangeas and its wonderful exotic atmosphere.
Established in 1765 the gardens have been the site of many plant introductions to this country. The first camellias introduced to Great Britain in 1792 are now magnificent tree groves!
At the heart of the Garden is the colonial Restaurant with its splendid veranda which overlooks the sunken garden. There is also a very well stocked plant centre and a quality gift shop, a children’s play area and free car parking.
Stunning views of the Jurassic Coast are available from a viewing point in the Garden, at the top of the Sir Simon Hornby Magnolia Walk.
The Gardens are open every day (except Christmas and New Year Period) from 10a.m. to 5p.m. in the summer and 10a.m. to 4p.m. in the winter, last admission 1 hour before closing. During November, December and January the Gardens are closed on some Friday and Saturday afternoons for private functions. Telephone 01305 871387 direct. www.abbotsburygardens.co.uk