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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is open 10am-5pm, every day. Click here to book tickets. Online booking is advisable, but not essential.
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Events at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - 2021

Robert James Workshop - Bob and James

Wonderland Sculpture Trail by Robert James Workshop

A new feature in the Gardens is a selection of beautiful sculptures by Robert James Workshop Ltd. If you’d like to meet the makers, please call 07515 126119 and ask for James.

Read our blog about this wonderful sculpture trail

ILLUMINATE at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - 26th November to 23rd December

We are delighted to announce the return of ILLUMINATE.  ‘OT Event Technicians’ will be Illuminating the Gardens in the lead up to Christmas this year. The event will run daily 4.30pm to 8.00pm from the 26th of November to the 23rd December, with last entries between 7.00pm and 7.15pm.

Tickets £9.50 per adult and £7.50 per child (children under 5 years go free). Online booking essential.

Please note that we are unable to offer Season Ticket / Historic Houses / Military / RHS holders’ free entry to this event. 

Tesco Vouchers, Gardeners World 2 for 1 and all other discounted tickets are also excluded.

Christmas Lunches - mid November to end of January, 12 - 2:30pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

For more information, please call 01305 871732

Light up a Life for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust - date to be announced

Lighting up memories for those we miss

An opportunity to remember a loved one by sponsoring a light on this special tree. Names will then be entered into the Christmas 2021 Book of Remembrance.

Application forms are available by visiting Weldmar, telephoning 01305 261800 or visiting the website:

Visit the Weldmar website
Abbotsbury attractions and village

Three superb attractions (The Swannery, Subtropical Gardens and Children’s Farm) are all located within a mile of each other around the village. Abbotsbury is full of quirky shops, galleries, tearooms and interesting nooks to explore. Afterwards pop down to the Beach Café for a pot of tea. To find out more about Abbotsbury, visit the Abbotsbury Village website.

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