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Bennetts Water Gardens

The history of the gardens


Gift Shop

Our gift shop offers a wide selection of quality souvenirs and gift items.

Along with postcards and souvenirs, we also sell larger items for the home and garden. Giftware includes ceramics, collectable figurines, jewellery boxes and photo frames. And because we are a wedding venue, a selection of wedding gifts from photo albums to cake knifes.

Greeting cards for any occasion, including photographic prints from around Dorset and the Jurassic Coast to art prints of local plants and wildflowers. A range of books including the history of Dorset, ponds and plants, and guides to the Jurassic Coast.

Also, for children we have a pocket money range of toys, games, dolls and nick-knacks.

Food & Drink

Food gifts

A range of food & drink products are available including jams, preserves and chutneys.

Pickup a bottle or two of real ale and cider mad in Dorset.

And treat yourself to a delicious Purbeck ice-cream, made using only the finest natural ingredients with no artificial or added colours and suitable for vegetarians.

Plant Sales

One of Europe’s oldest water lily nurseries.

A wide selection of quality plants and water lilies grown onsite are available from our nursery. Along with plants for your pond we also sell bog and moisture loving plants, hardy perennials for your garden border, palm trees and some indoors plants and cacti.

Pond Plants
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A growing trend in pond planting is to source native plant species that can sometimes be hard to find. To make this easier for the water gardener we have a dedicated section of plants that are native to the British Isles.