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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.

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

Show of Hands

Show of Hands – 2nd July 2022

Show of Hands family summer festival is finally happening! This year we will be welcoming back Abbotsbury favourite Martyn Joseph and we are delighted to be joined once again by Miranda Sykes, who will be performing a stunning new solo set as well as reuniting with Show of Hands once again. Tim Edey completes the line-up Tim built up an incredible online following with his popular Facebook sessions throughout lockdown – he is a unique talent, described by Mark Radcliffe as ‘Instrumental fireworks’. It’s been so long – we would love to see you all in Dorset on Saturday 2nd July with the biggest Abbotsbury yet! As ever your wristbands allow you complete freedom to wander around the stunning Abbotsbury Gardens on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets purchased for the cancelled 2020 & 2021 festivals are still valid.

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.

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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