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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

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Jfabulous lots to see

Really great trip out, great staff and lovely cafe Spur of the moment trip will definitely go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
marshallls28
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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
November Splendour

This was a lovely visit and we were pleasantly surprised by the winter offer of £5 each AND this... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
richardmU4145RT
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Voted the Historic Houses Association /Christie's Garden of the Year 2012. Acclaimed by Alan Titchmarsh as "one of the finest Gardens I have ever visited." Regularly featured on TV, most recently for a BBC Gardeners' World feature on camellias, with...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great trip out, great staff and lovely cafe Spur of the moment trip will definitely go again in summer season.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marshallls28
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This was a lovely visit and we were pleasantly surprised by the winter offer of £5 each AND this included a cup of coffee each! The gardens we're beautifully kept with easy walkways and a trail for wheelchairs. Although the blooms were finished the autumn...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

A little untidy with foliage everywhere - suppose this is the time of year for it, but Staff seemed more preoccupied with their Halloween event than the look of the gardens. I’m sure in the summer this place is beautiful. Didn’t spend long here a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Very good for a wander around supported by a great cafe with excellent service and staff. Very quiet today. Reduced price of entry as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GrahamJoy
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Despite going slightly out of season there was still plenty to see and do. My daughter loved the rope bridge. A very good way to spend a morning.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cherrybsmith
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Brilliant evening walking around the illuminated gardens so pretty , we walked around twice , lots to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joy W
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We visited in early October and the gardens were looking great. We visited last year but had forgotten how big they are. It took us about three hours to cover all the paths. They were setting up for the illuminations so there was some cabling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fleur50
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This is a very expensive event. It is advertised to finish at 9.00pm but things were packed up at 8.30. hence the children were dissappointed that they missed out on hand painting, the witch area and others, including the bbq had all finished. Its a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tonyjones495
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic floodlight gardens with Halloween activities - my daughter loved the Tunnel of Terror, the huge spider 🕷, the slime making & witches coven. The gardens are magnificent during the day but the lights are an annual treat for us.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Great little gem, lots of imaginative ideas going on for half term and Halloween. Really good destination point. The verandah restaurant is a wonderful sun trap but word of warning, their coffee is terrible! Expensive dish water which was a real shame

Date of experience: October 2018
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Debbie36246
9 September 2018|
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Response from MrsCWR | Reviewed this property |
It depends on whether you are into photography and flowers/plants like me. I would say mid-summer although I was there a couple of weeks ago and managed some good shots. It is very tranquil and that is what I really enjoy... More
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Jean R
22 July 2018|
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Response from Mikewm8 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware they do not have a discount for either Senior Citizens or people with disabilities.
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Jean R
22 July 2018|
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Response from Leonie S | Reviewed this property |
Hi jean we actually went into the restaurant and viewed the gardens from the outside eating area and the veranda which is free . Admission prices are in their website - you can do a combined price with the swannery and the... More
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