How to find us

We are situated 2 miles from Weymouth Harbour on the B3157 to Bridport. Follow the brown signs for ‘Water Gardens’.

By car

The gardens are two miles west of Weymouth Harbour.

From the A35 at Dorchester take the A354 south to Weymouth & Portland, then take the B3157 west towards Chickerell and follow the brown road signs for Water Gardens.

Click here for more detailed directions and alternative routes.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is at Budmouth School (N)/The Alex (S), the gardens are then a short walk down the road.

Take either the Weymouth to Chickerell bus (Service 8) from Weymouth Town Centre or the Jurassic Coast bus (Service X53) between Axminster, Bridport & Weymouth.

Directions: Walk west on Chickerell Rd and turn onto Alexandra Rd, take the footpath through the small green onto Putton Ln, cross Chickerell Link Rd/B3157 onto Putton Ln, we are on the left.

For current timetables visit www.firstgroup.com/dorset

By train

The nearest train station is Weymouth.

Trains operate from London Waterloo via Basingstoke, Southampton, Bournemouth & Poole and from Bristol Temple Meads via Bath, Westbury & Yeovil.

By taxi

Taxi’s are available from Weymouth train station.


Detailed directions and alternative routes

Main route from Dorchester (north)

From the A35 take the A354 south to Weymouth.

Continue south on A354 towards Portland until you see brown road signs for Water Gardens.

Take the B3157 west towards Granby Ind. Estate/Chickerell along Granby Way.

At Wessex Roundabout (football stadium) carry straight on to Hampshire Road towards Granby Ind. Estate.

At the traffic lights carry straight on towards Chickerell.

Take the first right into Putton Lane and Bennetts Water Gardens.

Main routes from Bridport and Abbotsbury (west)

From the A35 take the B3157 south towards Abbotsbury.

Continue along the B3157 through Abbotsbury, Portesham and Chickerell.

At the traffic lights turn left towards Weymouth and follow brown road signs for Water Gardens.

Take the first left into Putton Lane and Bennetts Water Gardens.

Main route from Wareham (east)

Take the A352 west to Wool.

Continue on the A352 west to Warmwell, then at the roundabout take the A353 towards Weymouth.

Join the A354 towards Weymouth.

Take the B3157 west towards Granby Ind. Estate/Chickerell along Granby Way.

At Wessex Roundabout (football stadium) carry straight onto Hampshire Road towards Granby Ind. Estate.

At the traffic lights carry straight on towards Chickerell.

Turn right into Putton Lane.

Main route from Portland (south)

Take the A354 north to Wyke Reigis, then at the roundabout take the B3156 towards Chickerell.

At the traffic lights carry straight on towards Chickerell.

Carry on left through the next set of traffic lights, then carry straight on through the next set of traffic lights towards Chickerell.

At the next set of traffic lights turn right on to the the B3157 and follow the brown road signs for Water Gardens.

Turn left into Putton Lane.

Alternative route from the A35

At Winterbourne Abbas turn off the A35 south on to the B3159.

Then take Coombe Road south towards Portesham.

At Portesham turn left on to the B3157 to Chickerell.

Continue on the B3157 to Weymouth.

At the traffic lights turn left towards Weymouth and follow brown road signs for Water Gardens.

Turn left into Putton Lane.