Nestled between the bustling town centre and award winning beach, there’s always a reason to take a walk through Bournemouth’s beautiful Grade II listed Victorian Gardens. From sunbathing in the summer, to picnics, a relaxing afternoon with the children and refreshing winter walks, the Lower, Central and Upper Gardens offer an oasis of calm and colour.

Lower Gardens

Adjacent to the sea and only a short walk from the town centre, the award winning Lower Gardens plays host to a number of brilliant Bournemouth events all year round. Here you’ll also find one of the country’s largest rockeries, mini-golf, a beautiful bandstand and the Bournemouth Balloon.

Central & Upper Gardens

For somewhere a little quieter – these gardens are bursting with beautiful natural scenery. Here you can follow one of the guided walks, tree trails or cycle paths as well as finding out about their history and vibrant flora and fauna at one of the various information points.

Download the self-guided trail incorporating Bournemouth Gardens, Coy Pond, and Meyrick Park Golf Course.

Boscombe Chine Gardens

Talk a walk along the beach - east of Bournemouth Pier and you’ll discover Boscombe Chine. A fantastic mix of colour, flowers, grassy areas, water, tress and wildlife, the gardens bring together the best of their Victorian past.

Download this self-guided tour to the characterful coastal villages of Boscombe, Southbourne and Westbourne. Full of maps, pictures and fascinating facts to get you on your way.

Alum Chine Tropical Gardens

Walk west of Bournemouth Pier and you will find the Tropical Gardens at Alum Chine. Originating back to the 1920’s, the gardens area a tropical retreat, home to a haven of unusual plants.

Download this self-guided tour incorporating Alum Chine, Branksome and Branksome Dene Chine.




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