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Bennetts Water Gardens

Putton Lane
Chickerell
WEYMOUTH
Dorset
DT3 4AF

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  • Bennetts Water Gardens 60th Anniversary
  • The 'Monet' style Japanese bridge sitting over the Uk's largest National Plant Collection of waterlillies.
  • The 'Monet' style Japanese bridge sitting over national waterlilly collection.
  • Bennetts Water Gardens
  • Bennetts Water Gardens

Telephone: +44 01305 785150

Opening Times

Gardens (22 March 2020 - 2 October 2020)*
DayTimes

* Closed on Saturdays.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.50 per ticket
Adult Coach (12+ people)£6.50 per person per day
Adult Group (12+ people)£8.00 per ticket
Child (5-16)£4.00 per ticket
Child Group (12+ people)£4.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults & 2 children)£20.00 per ticket

Under 5's Free.
Season Tickets are available - please enquire
Group rates - one single payment is required to qualify for the discounted price. A further discount is available for groups arriving by coach.

Displaying Low Season Prices (31st March - 3rd May 2019)

Telephone: +44 01305 785150

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    116
  • Very Good
    75
  • Average
    37
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    9

Recent Reviews:

  • TracyR1308
    Eastleigh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely stroll
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 21st September 2019
    Really lovely to stroll around and see all the water lillies. Kids enjoyed it too even though not much other than the water lillies for them to see Read full review
  • ROSANNA M
    Inverness, United Kingdom
    An oasis of peace and quiet
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd September 2019
    Although the water lilies were past their best when I visited it was a gorgeous day and there were still a lot in flower. A few absolute beauties in the hothouse although I had expected that to be... Read full review
  • Barry S
    London, United Kingdom
    A lovely place
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 4th October 2019
    A very Quit place Me and my wife loved it very much I would love to go again next year and stay longer Read full review

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Registered Assistance Dogs must wear their Identifying Jackets and their Environmental Health and Identification Cards must be shown.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • No Dogs
  • Plant Sales
  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - New lakeside café overlooking the water gardens serving local home-cooked food. Seating for 60.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups - guided tours available.
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Free car parking
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours.
  • Groups
  • Max group size - 100
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Weddings

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - for cars and coaches. Free.
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 12
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - available for a supplementary charge of £1.50 per person, or a minimum charge of £30.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available - for 12+ people paying together.
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - discounts available for 12+ people paying together.

Access Information

PARKING

Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
Parking is provided for visitors
Parking on site
With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
Within about 50 metres of the attraction
Route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is:
Flat, ie. without steps
With a ramp

ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to:
Gift shop
Information point
Public toilet
Public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
Ticket issuing point

CAFETERIA / RESTAURANT

Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the:
Cafeteria
Restaurant

GENERAL

Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
Contrast markings on all glass doors and all full-height windows
Effective lighting throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
Some routes
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes
Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
Service dogs are NOT allowed in your attraction
Reason(s)Health & Safety - Deep Water/Narrow Pathways

This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A354. The gardens are two miles west of Weymouth near Chickerell on the B3157 coast road between Weymouth and Bridport. Follow brown signs.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Weymouth station. By taxi from station. By bus: Take the Chickerell bus (8) from Weymouth Town Centre or Jurassic Coast (X53) between Bournemouth and Exeter. Get off at Chickerell Army Camp and we are a short walk down the road.

Telephone: +44 01305 785150

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