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Lonely Planet review
This award-winning subtropical enclave dates from the 1920s, providing a taste of Bournemouth's golden age. Set 1.5 miles west from Bournemouth Pier, its plants include those from the Canary Islands, New Zealand, Mexico and the Himalayas; their bright-red bracts, silver thistles and purple flowers frame views of a glittering sea.
In the centre of Bournemouth, the Pleasure Gardens stretch back for 1.5 miles from behind Bournemouth Pier in three colourful sweeps.