COVID-19 update: We will be reopening early July, click here for further information

Bennetts Water Gardens

The history of the gardens

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

COVID-19 update: We are currently closed and will be reopening early July, click here for further information

Online Ticketing will be available on here in July.

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 accessibilty please read our Access Statement.


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


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 tennants. 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.