These Gardens face the sea, harbour and Cobb from behind the major stabilisation works completed in 2007. The Gardens offer splendid views to sea and east to the spectacular Jurrassic Coast reaching to Portland on a clear day and encompassing Golden Cap, the highest point on the South Coast of England. You can reach the Gardens by a short walk from the Post Office at the top of Broad Street or from Holmbush car park or from the seafront. Some of the paths have steps but there are enough step free routes for you to enjoy the Gardens and go right through them in a wheelchair or scooter.
The Gardens are designed to encourage and support wildlife with bat and bird boxes and many seed bearing plants for food. The Woodland Walk boardwalk provides a shady route during hot weather and there are shelters to keep you dry during showers. Near the entrance from Holmbush are crazy golf, a putting green, outdoor table tennis and the Hix Oyster and Fish House restaurant (hixoysterandfishhouse.co.uk) run by eminent restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix.
The Gardens had to be completely restored as the stabilisation works were of such a scale that the previous gardens were totally destroyed. This is because the underlying geology of Lyme Regis is rather unstable with blocks of land sliding about as seen between Lyme and Charmouth. This instability exists in the town itself and means that a constant watch must be kept for movement, but the Langmoor and Lister Gardens are stable for now thanks to the massive scale of the work undertaken, and the Gardens are in better shape now than before the work!
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