Lower Gardens Bournemouth – What You Need To Know BEFORE You Visit

(Last Updated On: January 19, 2023)


Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens can be reached on foot from the city’s primary shopping centre, as well as the beach and pier, in just five minutes.

These gardens have been awarded the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2021 in addition to their Grade II listing.

During the summer months, the gardens host an art exhibition in addition to their stunning floral arrangements, aviary, and miniature golf course.

Have a picnic with your loved ones or just take some time to relax and watch the world go by while enjoying a cup of coffee in this breathtaking location.

The enchanting Christmas Tree Wonderland is open during the winter months and features a path lined with Christmas trees as well as activities appropriate for the season.

The gardens are a great free thing to do in Bournemouth and something you should definitely check out!

How to get to the Bournemouth Lower Gardens

You can take the train to Bournemouth Station and walk to the lower gardens in under 5 minutes.

You can also take the bus to Bournemouth Square, Bournemouth Pier or Westover Road and walk from any of these bus stations in just 3 minutes.

Lower Gardens Bournemouth Photos

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Is there car parking available for the lower gardens?

Yes you can park in the Pavillion car park, but the car parks do get very busy.

Is there an entrance fee for the gardens?

There is no entrance fee, it is free to enter and explore.

Can you take a dog to the lower gardens?

Yes a dog on a lead is fine to take through the gardens, it’s a great dog walking spot.


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