Here are some recent comments from visitors to the gardens:
"it has given us a lot of ideas for improving our pond"
"It was a lovely place and beautiful walk. The cafe was excellent"
"A delightful surprise around every corner the vision and hard work has worked out very well"
"Keep it exactly as it is! My wife Hazel and I certainly appreciated the tranquility"
"Lovely gardens and even though part was closed for tree felling it didn't diminish our visit. Disabled access brilliant too"
"A lovely garden to visit, its all beautiful and well kept, thank you for a second lovely trip."
"Unique and tranquil surrounding - really enjoyed our visit"
"This place is so beautiful I love it"
"Beautiful, peaceful gardens will definitely be back again."
"it would have been a great help to have the trees named"
"very enjoyable time spent here. Congratulations"
"Lovely gardens, loe it come back again when sunny"
"Love the seats to just sit and absorb the lovely views"
"Lovely sunny day waterlilies fabulous"
"Always a pleasure to come here, beautiful, relaxing garden. Could maybe renew some of the benches and add some more fountains. Enjoyed a delicious lunch!"
"Fantastic gardens, good food"
"A really wonderful day out!"
"Love coming here. Always beautiful and relaxing"
"Really enjoyed your gardens will come again. Thank you."
"Loved the gardens and found the museum really interesting. Many thanks :)"
"a most tranquil experience prior to a funeral at Weymouth Crematorium"
"loved Monet's bridge and surroundings"
"Very good value for money"
"We didn't know what to expect - it is lovely"
"Absolutely beautiful and peaceful"
"Do you know you have a 'new' species of Damselfly to UK here? - Small Red-eyed Damselfly, a recent coloniser from the continent"
"Info in museum - good. Recommend visitors be directed here first and may then be even more appreciative of the beautiful gardens."
"What improvements would you make to such a lovely place it was great"
"A truly lovely garden - thanks."
"Hidden gem, never expected such a lovely place so close to the road and industrial estate"
"Wonderfully kept gardens. Really impressed with all aspects of the visit. We'll be back."
"Beautiful as usual, lots to see. Weather good - sunny. We arrived by public transport"
"Not the best weather but still an enjoyable walk"
"Well laid out and interesting vistas"
"What a wonderful display of water-lilies. Enjoyed our visit very much."
"Very well kept excellent"
"Beautiful, will be back"
"Breathtaking absolutely fabulous - some smaller ponds with no plants looked sad?? maybe good reason, but very beautiful gardens/ponds"
"Spotted Kingfisher few years ago - can you get some more please! Only joking. Beautiful place, really love it"
"Magnificent flowering, presumably after a burst of heat. Very calm and soothing place"
"Lovely gardens a good place to bring our visitors to"
"A perfect afternoon - friendly and knowledgeable staff and a beautiful balance of natural plants and imported varieties"
"A perfect balance of nature and manicure"
"Incredible colours and different varieties of lily. The whole gardens were wonderfully maintained, and a peaceful haven"
"We just love the peace and tranquility of the water gardens for an hour or two, then lunch in the Cafe Monet. The gardens are a pure labour of love"
"A really lovely afternoon was spent here. Enjoyed lunch and the lakes were breath-taking. No improvement necessary"
"Brilliant! Outstanding displays of water lilies! Suggest label on ground hibernation homes; scale of maps; separate dragonfly recognition sheet"
"Very nice walk: relaxing. We're deaf. Will come here again!!"
"A lovely day out spent tin the sun"
"Beautiful! Never seen so many water lilies"
"Very tranquil and relaxing would visit again and recommend"
"Lovely day out - very tranquil, and good to know the history of the place"
"Lovely relaxing day - very enjoyable."
"Could not fault anything"
"Much bigger than expected calming effect, couldn't improve (wonderful)"
"Very enjoyable visit. Perhaps more information signs around the gardens to explain about various plants."
"Wonderful for photographers"
"None its very nice and relaxing given me ideas for my fish pond"
"Beautiful, very much enjoyed our time here"
"You seem to have it all sorted. I really enjoyed the visit, and will spread the word!"
"On my last visit here I think the Water Garden is still or more beautiful. Visit here in June I would love to come back again in the different seasons. Thank you for a fab visit credit to all the staff"
"Really enjoyable walk very relaxing will come again"
"Beautiful tranquil spot the lilies are just wonderful. WHAT a transformation!"
"Lovely relaxing time walking around the beautifully kept gardens"
"Lovely gardens! Possibility of us choosing this as our wedding venue. We love it"
"A wonderful peaceful place, thank you"
"Gardens beautiful and paths easy to use"
"So tranquil, a lovely abundance of seats to sit and soak up the atmosphere and admire the beauty around us!"
"Such a pleasant day so tranquil, we loved our visit :) Lunch was great!"
"Very relaxing indeed; not crowded and was lingering to hopefully see kingfisher - but saw huge heron etc. A beautiful naturalised place. Thank you."
"Can't see how you could improve anything. Paths were a little soggy but gravel paths would spoil area"
"Lovely, peaceful and relaxing, well done!"
"Just sorry I wasn't here when the lilies are blooming. I can imagine the beauty. Enjoyed the wild flowers and the heron"
"Pleasant place to bring visitors as unique"
"Could not think of much to improve this tranquil site. Maybe weather as we had today lovely spring sunshine"
"We really enjoyed the pond dipping"
"Beautiful and inspirational even on a cold wet day"
"It was pouring with rain during our visit but we still had a fabulous time. We'll be back again!"
"This is our second visit so we must think it good!"
"Excellent, very beautifully landscaped. Will return in summer - can't wait"
"Absolutely fabulous water gardens. Cafe was lovely as was the food. Over the moon I was able to buy a fantastic Monet painting"
"Very enjoyable visit. Will come again when lilies in bloom"
"Very beautiful, peaceful setting"
"Brilliant place! You have put so much hard work into it and created a magical stunning place to visit. We will come each time we visit Dorset."
"Lovely lunch. First visit and as a keen photographer I was eager to see the lilies - beautiful and very peaceful gardens. We are local, so will definitely be visiting again"
"Delightful experience. So peaceful. Shall recommend you to gardening clubs"
"Stunning. Labelling excellent"
"Beautiful gardens well worth a visit"
"A wonderful peaceful place to be. Water lilies beautiful"
"Stunning! Spur of the moment visit on way back from crematorium on a lovely sunny day. Unprepared - no camera - but the beauty of the ponds will be with us forever."
"Very interesting and unique gardens"
"A lovely garden. 'Monet's' bridge surpasses that at Giverny, for tranquility and wonderful water lilies in the pond."
"Lovely, tranquil and wonderful wildlife"
"Beautiful and very interesting"
"Can only imagine the hard work and drainage management that has gone into such a beautiful place to visit. Thank you!"
"The gardens are beautiful as they are"
"We have visited many English gardens over the years but the water gardens are unique. 10 out of 10"
"The music in the Tea Room was as relaxing as the gardens. Thanks you so much"
"A really inspirational venture!"
"Very peaceful a really lovely place"
"Beautiful and relaxing, very natural and well designed"
"What a beautiful haven! So I glad I visited this special precious place - thank you so much"
"A lovely peaceful place friendly lady in cafe and at ticket desk"
"Very tranquil and beautiful food in cafe - excellent."
"A delightful morning. Many thanks."
"An excellent venue to visit"
"We arrived early and had a lovely visit around the gardens we managed to beat the rain and had a very nice meal in the cafe. Off to the shop before we leave"
"Your's are better by far than Monet"
"Wonderfully tranquil place... would definitely recommend to family and friends."
"Visited many times over the years, always a great pleasure, a haven of peace. The soothing background music in Monet Cafe is pleasant but too repetitive!"
"Plant labels for plants other than lilies would be helpful"
"Very good ground for wheelchair and wheelchair access."
"Most enjoyable. Thank you for all your hard work and ideas."
"Beautiful place to wander with lots of seating to sit and admire "
"What a delightful place! And ideal place for a wedding, so romantic. The garden and ponds are both beautiful and unusual. A little piece of paradise."
"Beautiful peaceful gardens. Kind and friendly staff. Excellent food and service, and the sun shone!"
"Lilies were beautiful. Enjoyed our visit very much."
"This is my second visit - enhanced by James talk to the group about variety of water lilies and maintenance of ponds"
"Very serene, the wildlife was gorgeous, the heron and dragonflies were lovely to see."
"Stunningly beautiful and overwhelmed by the work that has gone into creating this wonderful garden."
"Beautiful place to visit, very peaceful, lots of seating - excellent! Great cafe and lovely staff. Dorset Apple Cake fabulous!"
"Absolutely lovely fantastic gardens and enjoyed meeting the chick! (Duckling)"
"Excellent - a wonderful and relaxing place. "
"Thank you for providing many seats for an old lady (me) to sit while husband makes most of camera. Beautiful place."
"A lovely tranquil place to visit - we chose the best time! Love the museum too."
"Excellent and tranquil thank you"
"We had a lovely afternoon, the water lilies were beautiful and the dragonflies were having a whale of a time. Cafe Monet DELICIOUS!!!"
"A visit as part of a coach tour - fab venue. No need to go to France to see Monet's Garden!"
"Lovely place, beautifully looked after and arranged. Worth every penny! Photos galore! And WHAT and amazing day."
"Thank you - a great 2 hour stroll"
"Beautiful gardens with great vistas!"
"Very impressed with how gardens have improved and progressed since our last visit"
"A lovely relaxing visit"
"Very nice, everyone really enjoyed the day"
"Especially liked the history of garden display in museum"
"Beautiful planting of specimen trees - I'd like to come here to draw and paint"
"A lovely relaxing atmosphere and everything very well maintained."
"Gardens lovely at any time of year. Will definitely come again."
"A delightful afternoon. Thank you."
"Very nice range of plants and pleasant to walk around"
"A very enjoyable visit - it's so peaceful in the garden."
"Very pleasant staff"
"Don't tell too many people about the gardens - they are very tranquil and special"
"Very pleasant staff"
"Brown signs missing for the few miles travelling from Dorchester"
"Brilliant. Why go back to Giverny?!"
"Peace and Tranquility - Beautiful Gardens!"
"Didn't find the plant nursery. Staff very friendly. A really enjoyable visit"
"A delightful place to wonder through and contemplate. We have been coming about 10 years."
"Peaceful, tranquil and far away from the madding crowd."
"Delightful, beautiful and peaceful haven - amazing use of the site. ? Children's I'Spy Books. OLYMPIC VISIT"
"We thoroughly enjoyed our visit today! It is so peaceful here, that it is hard to believe that we were so close to busy Weymouth Town."
"A lovely afternoon out"
"Really enjoyed it, especially the kids trail - maybe a bit pricey, but I can imagine expensive to upkeep"
"A lovely afternoon, and a superb cream tea."
"It was wonderful - ideal for Dad with walking difficulties."
"A tranquil unspoilt attraction. We're tempted to get married again to use the gazebo"
"Excellent with everyone so friendly"
"Beautiful place to visit - very peaceful and relaxing. Lots of seats for having a rest and to look at the lilies"
"Your signs and map of gardens - very helpful very peaceful here. Lovely lilies. Museum a good idea"
"Beautiful water gardens, so quiet and peaceful. We've really enjoyed our relaxed visit here today"
"Will definitely come again"
"Gardens are unique, peaceful and beautiful"
"apart from the rain it was a very enjoyable visit which I organised for 14 people - an Inner Wheel annual day out"
"Compares amazingly well with Giverny"
"A lovely place to visit a couple of more seats around the big pond might be good"
"Very impressed that areas have been left alone e.g. wood piles etc to encourage wildlife"
"Very impressed. Lovely restaurant and beautiful relaxing gardens."
"Paradise in June, in sun"
"Cafe bright and clean, friendly service, good food (pity you don't serve soups) what a shame its over 1000miles from our home"
"After entering the gardens were flooded. We should have been informed on arrival or maybe given a reduced entry fee as we were unable to see all the garden"
"Had a lovely day"
"We wanted to visit before our son's wedding at the Water Gardens. Very impressed by the care and layout - and of course lovely tranquility. Looking forward to the wedding itself!"
"Such a beautiful peaceful garden and blessed with sunshine perfect."
"A very peaceful and lovely place for a sunny afternoon. We enjoyed our visit here very much."
"My whole family loved doing the Easter Egg Hunt and I took a lot of pictures. Fantastic."