Weymouth’s Greenhill Gardens are public gardens between the town centre and beach. There are stunning views of Weymouth Bay from here, and Greenhill is award-winning and accessible, featuring charming decorative paths and well maintained, colourful borders. These gardens are free to enter and include cafes with indoor and outdoor seating, facilities for tennis, bowling and putting, a bandstand, a wishing well and floral clock, and a sensory garden especially for the visually impaired. In addition, the museum of local history here is a fascinating browse.
Lodmoor Country Park
This 350-acre, beachfront country park includes everything you’d want from a seaside park including those essential family friendly facilities such as wcs, cafes, picnic tables, pub and cafes, alongside attractions such as a green gym, pirate ship play park, a nature reserve, and facilities ideal for hosting events and rallies. Lodmoor is also the location of a miniature railway and the SeaLife Centre as well as Sandworld showcasing sand sculptures annually across peak summer season.
Bennetts Water Gardens are located in the Chickerell area to the North of the main town. With over eight acres to explore, visitors will love the Monet-style bridge, the National Plant Collection of waterlilies, the walks, the gift/plant shop and the Cafe Monet for refreshments after long walks in the Summer sunshine. The Water Gardens are a wonderful day out and also make the perfect wedding venue. Weymouth’s Peace Garden, close to Nothe Fort, is a ‘multi-faith community garden’ built on the site of an old Quaker cemetery. It is a calm, reflective and gentle place with landscaped garden, peace pole and labyrinth.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.