Boscombe Chine Gardens

What you can find at Boscombe chine gardens Green Flag site and how to get there

These gardens offer a lovely mix of scenery and activities with 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 is a wildlife quiz trail along the pathway all about the plants and animals found in the gardens.


Squirrel Cafe and mini golf is owned and operated by us and is part of the Parks Cafés family. Having a cuppa here, or a game of golf (or both!) supports your local parks and open spaces. The café has stunning views of the gardens and mini golf course below. You can purchase hot and cold drinks, freshly baked cakes and daily specials. We are usually open every day from 10am - 5pm in high season - this may vary with the mini golf, depending on the weather!

Find our opening times on the Parks Cafés website.

Mini Golf

Squirrel Cafe and mini golf is an 18 hole mini golf course, set in these picturesque surroundings. It is fully accessible.

Well-behaved dogs on a lead are allowed in our mini golf. 

Find our opening times on the Parks Cafés website.

How to find it

You can enter the chine gardens from the Christchurch Road heading towards Boscombe coming from Bournemouth central.  Or from the beach, the entrance is opposite Boscombe Pier.  You can see where it is on our map.

Useful information

The Friends of Boscombe Gardens volunteer group help look after the gardens and organise events through the year.

The land train comes into the gardens from the beach at various times depending on the time of year.

There are sometimes guided walks through the gardens.