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Bennetts Water Gardens


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The 'Monet' style Japanese bridge sitting over the Uk's largest National Plant Collection of waterlillies.

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)



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Barry S
      St Albans, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Bennett's Water Gardens
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 6th September 2018
      Another fabulous visit to a wonderfully set out garden. The ponds and waterlilies are quite magical. The Japanese features and the Monet bridge are excellent photographic opportunities. Great... Read full review
    • TauntonBob
      Somerset, UK
      Trip Type:
      Very nice
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th September 2018
      We have been meaning to visit for some time and have finally got around to it on a nice sunny day. The gardens are very well laid out and provide a pleasant stroll. My advice would be to take a... Read full review
    • Sian T
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Lovely time among the water lilies and dragonflies
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 28th September 2018
      We visited early September. I had no idea there were so many varieties of water lily! And we saw dragon flies and damsel flies. A lovely place to walk around. Accessible routes available and... Read full review

    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.



    • Gift Shop


    • 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


    • 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.

    Opening Times

    Gardens (31 March 2019 - 3 May 2019)
    Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
    Sunday10:00 - 16:00
    Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
    Gardens (5 May 2019 - 27 September 2019)
    Gardens (22 March 2020 - 2 October 2020)*

    * Closed on Saturdays.

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


    Saturday, 30th March 2019 - Sunday, 7th April 2019

    Visit Dorset Attractions Festival - Bennetts Water GardensEight acres of gardens with Monet-style Japanese bridge, Tropical House, Woodland Walks, Chickerell Museum, Plant Nursery, gift shop and Café Monet overlooking the lakes. Offer: 2 adults for the price of 1
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