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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens offers a unique and stunning setting for your special day with a spectacular backdrop for photographs.

Imagine walking through a Himalayan glade, surrounded by colour, or through a pathway under a canopy of giant gunnera leaves, or see the impressive expanse of Chesil Beach before you…

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Established in 1765

Our Subtropical Garden was established in 1765 by the first countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle. The gardens cover 30 acres and are filled with exotic and spectacular plants from all over the world.

From a small and intimate ceremony only, to a large ceremony and reception  – the Subtropical Gardens is a wedding venue that suits both.

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Recent Testimonials

“We would just like to say a massive thank you to you all for making Hannah & Sam’s big day so perfect. The grounds looked absolutely beautiful. We could have asked for no more.”

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