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The 8 beautiful acres of Bennetts Water Gardens is home to one of the most remarkable displays of water lilies in Britain. It's located in natural surroundings with native trees, weeping willows, palms and wild flowers and it is renowned for its replica ‘Monet’ Japanese Bridge and National Plant Collection of Water Lilies. The Tropical House contains exotic plants including a cacti collection and a Family Nature Trail keeps young visitors interested. There's also free parking so make the most of your day out.

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Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

A very welcoming experience from the staff team.

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- VisitEngland Assessor
Bennetts Water Gardens
Putton Lane, Chickerell, WEYMOUTH, Dorset, DT3 4AF
Phone : 01305 785150

About The area

Discover Dorset

Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.

Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing. 

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