Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Whatever Wednesday - Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

We are so lucky to have some wonderful attractions close to where we live.  One in particular is the beautiful sub-tropical gardens in Abbotsbury.  Situated close to the incredible Chesil beach (this will have to be a post all on it's own!!)

Abbotsbury actually has three great attractions in such a small beautiful village.  You can visit the children's barn where you race goats, cuddle guinea pigs or play in the large soft play (at least that's all my youngest wants to do each time!!)  There is also a Swannery where you can see Swans nesting, feed the thousands that flock there or even see where part of one of the Harry Potter films was filmed!

We opted to visit the gardens last weekend however, a quieter option we felt! I have to say we picked a wonderful day to go, not only was the weather pleasant and even warm in the sun but the flowers that were coming out were stunning!  Camellias, Azaleas and the wonderful Magnolias were among the beautiful sceptical!

 There is also a Kookaburra sanctuary in the gardens and their raucous laugh can often be heard as you wander around!

After spending some time soaking in the wonders and of course playing hide and seek it was time to head home.  

Don't those flowers just make you smile?  They did me, so lovely!

If you want to visit Abbotsbury Gardens or any of their attractions I believe it is well worth buying your tickets online as you can save a great deal if you buy a few days beforehand.  You can also apparently use Tesco vouchers to buy tickets now!  We have a season ticket so we love to just pop in for a wander every now and again.

One thing I will say however, if you have little ones and want to visit the Swannery or barn they only open for 6 months of the year (the gardens open all year round).

Have you been anywhere fun recently or seen such lovely spring wonders?

I'm going to linky with Happy Friday if you fancy popping round and seeing what other bloggers have been happy about this week! 



  1. Your photos of the flowers are amazing! This must be such a lovely, quiet place to visit and take in all the sights. I really enjoyed reading your post. Happy Friday.

  2. Sounds like a lovely place for a visit. The flowers are beautiful- but I admit I would be off cuddling the guinea pigs myself!

  3. Gorgeous flowers. I haven't been to Abbotsbury for 19 years - we visited the swannery when L was just 2 - it seems like only yesterday! Have a lovely week. x