Events at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - 2017

Show of Hands 2017 poster

Show of Hands - Tickets now on sale

1st July 2017

Show of Hands & Friends  Featuring  line up to be announced and Show of Hands Saturday 1st July 2017, Gardens open from 10am, entry to the concert area from 1.30pm, Music starts from 3pm, Concert finishes 9.30pm.

Abbotsbury Fair

Abbotsbury Fair

Wednesday 9th August

Ferret Racing, Trampolines,Brass band (am only), Animal petting area, Bouncy Castle, Stalls and a Dog Show.

Outdoor theatre at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Outdoor Theatre - "Merry Wives of Windsor"

Saturday 26th August 2017

7:00pm – 10:00pm. Doors open at 6.00pm. Bring your own seat and a picnic.

Enchanted Illuminations / Family Fright Nights Cancellation Policy – in the event that it is deemed to be unsafe to open the Gardens e.g. due to high winds or severe weather that evening will be cancelled.  Ticket holders will be invited to use their tickets on the next available night or given a full refund.  Please check the website for advance warnings to avoid disappointment.

The Enchanted Illuminations

Thursday 12th – Wednesday 25th October & Sunday 29th October, dusk until 8:30pm

Come and see the Gardens in a different light.  A large section of the gardens will be lit with a wonderful array of colour. Book online and save up to 20% off standard admission charges. A standard garden ticket allows access during the day and also covers the Enchanted Illuminations event if visited on the same day. Normal admission applies, except to the 3 Halloween family fright nights when a different charge applies. No extra charge for Season Ticket holders. The Restaurant will be open from 10am to 8pm, Kitchen from 10am to 3pm and 3.30pm to 7.30pm throughout the event.

For ticket information Tel: 01305 871130 or 871387

For restaurant information Tel: 01305 871732

PLEASE NOTE A DIFFERENT CHARGE APPLIES

FOR MORE DETAILS OF WHAT CAN BE SEEN ON THE FAMILY FRIGHT NIGHTS PLEASE CLICK THE MAP BELOW:

Interactive Halloween Family Fright Nights map

The Enchanted Illuminations Halloween Family Fright Nights

Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th October 4:30pm until 8:30pm

Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th October, 4:30pm until 8:30pm. Free face painting (scary faces), fancy dress encouraged. Come and meet the Bugs and stay for the Bug show. And do not miss scary wounds, Surgery. Why not join the fun by dressing up and prepare yourself to be both ‘tricked and treated!’

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR OR BOOK NOW AND SAVE 20% (IF BOOKED 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE).

No extra charge for Season Ticket holders. The Restaurant will be open from 10am to 8pm, Kitchen from 10am to 3pm and 3.30pm to 7.30pm throughout the event.

For ticket information Tel: 01305 871130 or 871387

For restaurant information Tel: 01305 871732.

Spring is here!

Spring is here

Mid February – end of April Magnolia, Camellia and Spring Colour No extra charge for Season Ticket holders.

Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

The Giant Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 14th  – Monday 17th April  10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm). Find a golden horseshoe and win a GIANT CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG (two giant eggs each day).  Find the Wessex FM Bug and win a FLUFFY EASTER BUNNY (one each day).  Find a golf tee & exchange it for one of 8,000 Lindt Chocolate Golden Bunnies (max one bunny per person).   The Children can also enjoy a Free Bouncy Castle, Free Family Magic Shows (from professional magician Kaleb Zebadi, brought to you in association with Entertainingly Different) and Free Face Painting. No extra charge for Season Ticket holders.

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.