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Visitor Information

All the information you need to know when planning your visit, including opening times, admission rates and details of our facilities.

Opening times

Save 10% on garden tickets with advance online booking (the cut-off time is midnight the day before your visit).

You can pay on the door at our normal rate.

Please follow government advice on COVID-19. If you or anyone in your group have Coronavirus symptoms you must not visit the gardens

Autumn openings

Our last public open days for 2020 will be Sunday 4th & Monday 5th October, 11am to 4pm.

Visit our booking website to pre-book admission tickets.

Please note the cafe, plant nursery & gift shop are now closed until the spring of 2021.

Admission Prices

Low season

Adult  £6.50
Childup to 16 years £4.00
Childup to 4 yearsFREE
Family Ticket2 adults & 2 children £20.00

Disability and access

We endeavour to make as much of the attraction accessible to all visitors. Partial wheelchair access is available around the gardens, however during periods of sustained wet weather the gardens are closed to wheelchair users. To avoid any disappointment please contact us in advance for further advice.

Accompanying carers are admitted FREE with proof of entitlement. Proof in form of a Carers Allowance entitlement letter from DWP, a Dorset County Council ID Card (i.e. employee of a care/residential home) or a CRISP Carers Card.

For further information on accessibility please read our Access Statement.

Dogs

Sorry no dogs allowed except Registered Assistance Dogs.

Registered Assistance Dogs must wear their Identifying Jackets and their Environmental Health and Identification Cards must be shown.

Weather Forecast

Click here for Bennetts Water Garden weather forecast by the Met Office

Photography

Visitors are permitted to take photographs at Bennetts Water Gardens which are exclusively for private, personal use only. Commercial use of any kind is not permitted without the prior written consent of Bennetts Water Gardens, its owners and/or tenants. Please contact us to make a request.

Free customer parking for cars and coaches on site.

Discounted admission rates for groups.

Disabled toilets & baby changing facilities.