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Boscombe Chine Gardens

A Green Flag site with a mix of attractive scenery and fun activities. 

Boscombe Chine Gardens has formal flower beds, large grassy areas for recreation, mini golf and a water-themed playground.  

A variety of trees grow on the banks of the chine and the gardens provide habitats for a range of wildlife. There’s a wildlife quiz trail along the pathway, all about the plants and animals found in the gardens. 

Café and minigolf 

Boscombe Chine Gardens Café and mini golf is an 18-hole course set in picturesque gardens with an upstairs café serving hot and cold drinks, freshly baked cakes and daily specials. The café has stunning views of the gardens and mini golf course below. 

The café is run by The Parks Foundation.

During the season, the café and minigolf course are usually open every day from 9:30am to 5pm. Please visit the website for the latest opening times and menus.

Well-behaved dogs on a lead are allowed on the mini golf course.  

Getting there

If you’re coming from central Bournemouth, the entrance is on Christchurch Road heading towards Boscombe. From the beach, the entrance is opposite Boscombe Pier.  

You can see the location of the gardens on our map

Useful information

The Friends of Boscombe Gardens is a volunteer group helping to look after the gardens. They also organise events through the year. 

The land train comes into the gardens from the beach at various times throughout the year.   

There are sometimes guided walks through the gardens.