Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, United Kingdom     Garden Center, Landmark & Historical Place, Restaurant

Established in 1765 by Elizabeth, the first Countess of Ilchester, as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle. Developed since then into a magnificent 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Many of these plants were first introductions to this country, discovered by the plant hunting descendants of the Countess. For example, the false olive (Piccona excelsa), an endangered species from the Canary Isles, was brought to Abbotsbury by William Fox-Strangways, 4th Earl of Ilchester, a diplomat on foreign service. By 1899 there were more than 5,000 different p...

The Ilchester Arms Hotel

9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, United Kingdom     British Restaurant, Gastropub, Hotel

With a focus on great home-made food and locally sourced fresh ingredients, the kitchen team deliver all day dining, including breakfast, lunches, afternoon teas through to bar snacks and dinner options that are home made, delicious and good value. We also serve Barista style coffee, daily specials, Gilded Teapot tea supplies, and treats for the dog. Great service is a priority as a part of a welcoming and relaxed dining experience.

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