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Paddock Farm Nursery & Water Gardens

Dalton Gates, West Lane, Darlington DL2 2PT, England
+44 1325 378286
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Closed - don't go!

Visited on 8 August. Despite the roadsigns to the place it has clearly been closed for some time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wendavey
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Stockton-on-Tees
Waste of a visit

We visited the garden centre in the third week in July, an hours drive away, to find it closed when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BESmith525
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Durham, United Kingdom
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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 from sandwiches to full dinners and our amazing Koi & Pond are considered to be one of the best in the country! The Tropical Fish centre recently claimed customer recognition as the biggest and best supplier in the region! Open 7 days a week, you are always welcome to visit us. Our Water Gardens are completely free and we have something for all members of your family. We look forward to seeing you soon!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“garden centre” (30 reviews)
“tropical fish” (13 reviews)
“sunday lunch” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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 1 week ago

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

Thank wendavey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank BESmith525
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Ianw8882014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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?.

10  Thank stuart9durham
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

2  Thank anneholiday2016
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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..

1  Thank Allison P
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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

Thank gailb2332018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We called in to see what attraction was offered but we were a bit disappolinted at the small range of plants and other stuff that was here. There was a cafe and scones were lovely but latte was not that good. Do not think we...More

2  Thank Barry M M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday with my family, the gardens and grounds are absolutely beautiful. The little park is fab, my daughter had lots of fun in there. We visited the tea rooms and were greeted with the most miserable and rude staff i have encountered in a...More

6  Thank Charlotte A
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a relatively small garden centre but has a good range of plants, pots, water features with a cafe and small delicatessen.

1  Thank Gill R
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niggof
27 July 2018|
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Response from 1HonestReviewer1 | Property representative |
Bankruptcy.
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Kirsty L
31 August 2017|
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Response from Shannon M | Property representative |
Hi Kirsty, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Unfortunately we won't be able to swap fish with yourself as after receiving fish from some of the public previously we had quite a few cross contamination issues which... More
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madauthor
14 August 2017|
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Response from Shannon M | Property representative |
I'm afraid we do not allow dogs, apologies!
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