Welcome to Bennetts Water Gardens

Home of the National Plant Collection® of Water Lilies

Bennetts Water Gardens is a visitor attraction in Dorset. Set over 8 acres the gardens hold the National Plant Collection® of Water Lilies with a Claude Monet style Japanese Bridge, Tropical House, Woodland Walks and Museum.

The gardens are also available as a unique Wedding Venue for Civil Ceremonies, Receptions, Functions and Corporate Events.

Café Monet serves coffees, home-made lunches, cakes and cream teas.

Browse the shop for unusual gifts or plants for your garden, for those that can’t visit then you can order online.

Admission tickets ↗

No need to book, you can pay on arrival using cash, card or contactless.

Opening Times ↗

Open daily except Saturdays, from 10am to 4pm.

Directions ↗

We are 2 miles west from Weymouth Harbour, on the B3157 to Abbotsbury, follow the brown signs for ‘Water Gardens’.

Season Tickets ↗

Visit as many times as you like when you buy an annual season ticket.

Opening Times

from 28th March 2022;

Open everyday except Saturdays, from 10am to 4pm.

Last admission to the gardens is 3pm.

You do not need to enter the gardens to use the shop or cafe.