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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Discussion in 'Business Directory' started by Phil A, Aug 22, 2012.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Site URL
http://www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/gardens/index.htm
Telephone
01305 871387
Location
Bullers Way
Abbotsbury
Dorset
DT3 4LA
Email Address
Opening Hours
Open every day except 22nd December to 1st January inclusive
10am to 5/6pm of 4pm during the winter
Please ring to confirm closing time (01305 871387).
Last admissions one hour before closing.
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  1. Early History
    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.

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    The Garden Today
    After the great storm of 1990, a major restoration project has been underway. many new exotic and unusual flowers have been introduced to this fabulous Dorset Garden.

    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 superb plant centre where many of the flowers grown in the Garden can be purchased.

    The Colonial Restaurant 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. Halloween is a major feature during the floodlighting when thousands of visitors dress in Halloween costumes and the Restaurant becomes a centre for Halloween celebrations.

    Don't miss stunning views of the Dorset Jurassic Coast from the viewpoint at the top of Magnolia Avenue.

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