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Lower Gardens, Bournemouth

4.6
Garden · Hidden Gem · Park
Sought out for its cultivated beauty since the Victorian era, Lower Gardens gave birth to a whole town. The gardens are split into three areas: The Lower Gardens play host to concerts and events, the Central Gardens are in the center of town, and the Upper Gardens retain much of their Victorian character. Visit the Alum Chine for award-winning tropical gardens near the sea, and the Pinewalk for the soothing smell of pine trees. You'll also find a rock garden, innumerable flower varieties, and leisurely sporting. For golf, visit Meyrick Park, where you'll also find outdoor bowling. Arrange to visit Lower Gardens and other attractions in Bournemouth using our Bournemouth trip itinerary planning site.
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  • We enjoyed walking through the gardens down to the town night and day we found the plants and river relaxing  more »
  • The gardens were next to our hotel so gave us a nice walk to the shops or the seafront. Weather was excellent for the 3 days we were in Bournemouth so the gardens were busy but not packed. A few...  more »
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  • This is such a beautiful park. It has many areas for sitting down and enjoying the sun. The aviary is beautiful and filled with very friendly birds of all types. It's a really pleasant place for a reprieve from the beach and a nice place to picnic too!
  • Pop down to the winter gardens to see all the Christmas decorations in the park. We ended up sitting outside a cafe where most of the German market stalls were. This was a pleasant surprise as we had no idea this would be there. As you can see it was a grey type of day but still nice to sit and watch people doing their thing. We sat there with a warming coffee for a good hour just watching the world go by. Better than Christmas shopping if you ask me!
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