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 ↗

You can pay on arrival or online bookings are available a day in advance.

Opening Times ↗

12th April to 1st October 2021

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

12th April to 1st October 2021

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.