Boscombe Chine Gardens

A great walk to the sea.

Boscombe Chine Gardes is just outside of Bournemouth town centre in Boscombe. 

Boscombe Chine Gardens were developed originally from a ‘chine’ of heath and mire into a splendid Victorian garden, a central part of the Boscombe resort.

For fifty years the Gardens were in decline, with investment never matching the levels seen in its heyday. Eventually in the 1990’s they became a no go area. 

With help from a strong community a successful bid was made to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Now, with the project complete, the park is transformed. The Chine has been opened up by the removal of much of the tree canopy and native grasses have been sown to improve the habitat quality of the site. The original features of the gardens remain, two spa shelters, the lodge and the return of magnificent bedding displays.

Things to do

  • Ball court
  • Mini golf - 18 hole mini golf course set in the picturesque surroundings
  • Water play area

The area has been awarded a Green Flag.


  • Christchurch Road
  • Boscombe
  • Dorset
  • BH1 4AA



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