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Impressive gardens

While staying in the area we decided to visit this garden, we pleased we did as it was beautiful... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Steve B
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Beautiful garden in Saxby

The garden is situated about 10 miles North of Lincoln in Saxby. You can visit the garden from May... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Saxby Road, Market Rasen LN8 2DA, England
+44 1673 878820
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

While staying in the area we decided to visit this garden, we pleased we did as it was beautiful. Lots of assorted little areas to pass through, all filled with a plethora of plants. The only downside for me was the amount of pollen beetles...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Visited to see the snowdrops but a bit disappointed, relatively new gardens so not the display of snowdrops we expected. Need to visit again in a few years when no doubt the "carpet of snowdrops" we expected to see will be there. Lovely display of...More

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BrightwaterGardens, Owner at Brightwater Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We apologise that you were somewhat disappointed with your visit. Our website does emphasise that we are a relatively new snowdrop garden. Our prices for refreshments are checked against other gardens and NT properties up and down the country and we try to offer good...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

The garden is situated about 10 miles North of Lincoln in Saxby. You can visit the garden from May till end of August on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and Bank Holidays, between 11am and 4pm. This 8 acre landscaped garden has been created since 2000....More

1  Thank Belgy11
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Lovely gardens out in the countryside. Lots of beautiful, brightly coloured flowers and a wide variety of trees. From the bottom end there's a great view out over the fields of Lincolnshire. A wonderful place to walk around, the grass felt very soft under my...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent parking provision is a good start. Friendly greeting next, with an invitation to wander. All good. Lovely vistas have been created that are relatively formal in construction but interesting and well conceived. The natural walk is a pleasant contrast and adds much to the...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Really enjoyed your visit here, one of the best we have ever seen. Beautifully designed and very well kept. Managed to speak to the owner who added another level of interest. Simple bur adequate catering facilities. Definitely go again.

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit for an afternoon in gardens or a day if you carry on the public footpath. Owners are fab and welcome picnics, dogs and kids and really want you to just enjoy the place. Twenty mins from central Lincoln!

1  Thank Jopp87
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely formal gardens, lead you into different rooms with a big pond at the end. You are then invited to go on a woodland walk, with mown grass paths between trees and more natural ponds, some area have been planted with wild flowers and grasses,...More

1  Thank Peter F
BrightwaterGardens, Manager at Brightwater Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Good afternoon. Very many thanks for your lovely comments. We would just like to point out that we only provide self service tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits in the Hay Barn at this time of year. However visitors are very welcome to bring picnics...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We loved wandering in the garden and will be back in the summer. Excellent coffee in the barn with the log fire making it so cosy.

Thank Elaine03786
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you are in the area or passing this is a great place to stop for a break. We just missed most of the spring bulbs but the tulips were spectacular. This is a developing garden with lots of young trees and this time of...More

Thank Robert F
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