Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens are situated in a sheltered valley on the east coast of Dorset, between Weymouth and Bridport, and leading to Chesil Beach. The microclimate of the area means delicate plants which usually require greenhouses to grow in England can be grown outside.
The gardens have gone through many evolutions, the most recent beginning in 1990 after the great storm of 1987 destroyed many of the plant specimens. They are now known worldwide for their magnolias and camellia groves. There are also impressive rhododendron and hydrangea collections as well as formal and informal areas including the Victorian Garden, woodland walks and walled gardens.
You can read more about Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens on the official website.
Chinese Bridge at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens by Peter Skynner, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens by Sarah Charlesworth, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
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