28 – 30 June


Photo Credit: Ed Simmons

Central Gardens near War Memorial


28 – 30 June


Escape to the oasis of a Grade II listed green park in the centre of bustling Bournemouth and experience Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon in Central Gardens, near the War Memorial.

Full programme of free events will be announced soon.

Did you know: The Upper, Central and Lower Gardens have all been Green Flag winners since 1999 and run from Bournemouth Pier to the boundary with Poole, which means the gardens are 3km long! They are all part of the Bourne Valley Greenway and are Listed Grade II in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.

How to get here

Dorset Moon Travel Guide

We are passionate about our beautiful county and encourage everyone to travel to the Dorset Moon in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. Please consider car sharing, walking, cycling or using public transport to get to our events. Visit www.carsharedorset.com if you would like to try to lift share to the event.

Bournemouth Central Gardens

Central Gardens,


Bournemouth is easily accessible by car via the M3/ M27, A31 and A338.
From the A338, at Richmond Hill Roundabout, take the 1st (from Southampton) or 3rd (from Poole) exit onto Richmond Hill
After 0.1 miles, turn right onto St Stephen’s Rd then turn right onto St Steven’s Way
Turn left onto Braidley Rd
At the roundabout, take 2nd exit onto Bourne avenue.
Gardens are located on the left.
There is plenty of parking in the town centre.

NCP Car Park, Bournemouth Square, BH2 6EJ

236 spaces, 4 Disabled bays
0.1 mile walk, downward slope

NCP Car Park, Terrace Road, BH2 5NN

87 Spaces, 2 Wide Bays, 1 Disabled Bay
0.2 mile walk, downward slope

Avenue Road Car Park, BH2 5SL

880 Spaces, 16 Disabled Bays
0.2 mile walk, downward slope

More Parking Info: https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/Parking/Parking.aspx


The closest bus stops are on Gervis Place, directly in front of Bournemouth Square. This enables direct access to the Central Gardens. The bus stop is 0.2 miles from the Moon site.
You can find more travel information using the links below:
Yellow Buses: https://www.yellowbuses.co.uk/
More Bus: http://www.morebus.co.uk/
Sustainable travel: https://www.gettingabout.co.uk/homepage.aspx
Parking: https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/Parking/Parking.aspx


Bournemouth train station is 1.2 miles away from the Moon site. There is a bus station and a taxi rank outside the train station. Most buses will take you into the Town Centre via Bournemouth Square (Gervis Place). There are direct trains from London and Southampton, and Bournemouth rail station is just over 1 mile from the town centre. We are 7 miles from Bournemouth airport and buses or taxis can bring you directly into the town centre from both the rail station and airport.


You can order a taxi directly to Bournemouth Central Gardens or Bournemouth Square.
All of these taxi companies have a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
United Taxis 0122 556677
Star Radio Cars Ltd 01202 391919
Mobile Radio Cars 01202 518000


The gardens are easily accessible by bike as they link up with the National Cycle Network along the seafront.
There are bike locking facilities located at each entrance to the gardens.

Accessibility Information

This Access Guide aims to inform and support audiences planning to attend Dorset Moon at Bournemouth Central Gardens. To read the full information about accessing our events and the facilities available to audiences onsite at Bournemouth Central Gardens click here:

Dorset Moon Access Guide Bournemouth

This Access Guide is produced by Activate Performing Arts. If you have any further questions or feedback, please contact Activate Performing Arts directly (Contact details on page 9 of the guide).

Dorset Moon is brought to you by Dorset’s arts festivals Inside Out Dorset (Activate), b-side and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea and are curating the exciting free events you will experience at each location.
See Dorset Moon featuring Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon at 
Weymouth and Sherborne

Moon Fact #1

The Moon (or Luna) is the Earth’s only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago around some 30–50 million years after the formation of the solar system. The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth meaning the same side is always facing the Earth.

Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon

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