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Paddock Farm Nursery & Water Gardens - CLOSED

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New owner and great welcome

Paddock Farm has now reopened under totally new ownership and has a tremendous stock of tropical... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Wensleydalebob
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Darlington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Unfortunately,found to be closed!!!

Visited this garden/aquatic centre on july 21st,during the centre open hours,on arrival we found... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
stuart9durham
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“tropical fish”(14 reviews)
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Located on West Lane (near Croft Race Circuit), Paddock Farm Nursery & Water Gardens is a wonderful day out for all the family. We have nine unique Water Gardens for you to browse around at your leisure, a delicious Tea Room serving home made treats...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Dalton Gates, West Lane, Darlington DL2 2PT, England
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+44 1325 378286
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Well having been coming hear for many years fort id pop along today with family upon arrival was very quite We got out of car put baby in pushchair and was looking forward to having a little walk round once we got through the gate...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank Darlofinest
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Paddock Farm has now reopened under totally new ownership and has a tremendous stock of tropical fish. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. We went to the refurbished cafe and had a really good meal. Needs to have a Trip Advisor entry for food. Gather...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Wensleydalebob
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The nursery is under new ownership and will be reopening soon, so phone to check if it has reopened 01325 378286

Date of experience: June 2018
23  Thank John W
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Visited on 8 August. Despite the roadsigns to the place it has clearly been closed for some time. The sign outside is overgrown and almost hidden and the gates are locked. The website needs updating to reflect this but the phone number on the site...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank wendavey
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited the garden centre in the third week in July, an hours drive away, to find it closed when we got there. Was very annoyed as there was nothing on their website with this information. Don't know if it has opened again, but won't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank BESmith525
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Been going there for years, it used to be very good then started to look run down, went today the gates were closed, sign gone, not sure if they still trading, could only give a one as there is nothing to say if they are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Ianw8882014
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this garden/aquatic centre on july 21st,during the centre open hours,on arrival we found the large metal gates to be pulled across and secured,and a police notification,informing persons to alert them,if any suspicious activity is seen.IS THIS CENTRE CLOSED for business?.

Date of experience: July 2018
17  Thank stuart9durham
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Were passing this place and just called in for a look. Had a nice walk around the garden looking at the fountains and a look in the little shop. Decided to go in the cafe and were pleasantly surprised by the lovely home cooked food...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank anneholiday2016
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This place looked great .look at the photos .Then when we decided to visit on a cool sunny day .They are having a sale for a refit .so shocked at the reality..

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Allison P
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

On arriving in the garden centre was very disappointed not many plants , greenhouses stood empty and ornate gardens looked tired and not cared for, we then went to order a coffee from the cafe and stood five mins or more before been served. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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