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The National Herb Centre

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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A place to inspire a gardener

The National Herb Centre provides the gardener and the garden admirers with an insight into the... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Raunds, United Kingdom
Wide range of herbs, medicinal plants and other plants and shrubs

Well worth a visit as the plants are reasonably priced and there are many unusual offerings. There... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Ken M
Rugby, United Kingdom
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“nature trail”(9 reviews)
“full english”(5 reviews)
“buy plants”(4 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Banbury Road | Banbury, Warmington OX17 1DF, England
+44 1295 690999
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All reviews nature trail full english buy plants lavender cake herbaceous plants medicinal herbs home cooked food cakes lovely walk around the grounds varied menu children's play area triple cooked chips sunny day climbing frame worth a visit lovely place to visit shop
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Great fresh tasty food. Plenty of gluten free options. Arrived quickly. Friendly service. Lovely walk around the grounds afterwards. Will be back soon. Thank you

Thank GillyBean46
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We visited mid week in June looking for inspiration for our own garden. Given that this is the National herb centre, we expected great things. The website looks good so we travelled for just over an hour to get there. On arrival, the place looks...More

2  Thank the-lavender-house
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The National Herb Centre provides the gardener and the garden admirers with an insight into the enormous range of plants that can be grown successfully in the UK. The centre also provides an outlet for local crafts and art to be displayed and sold, together...More

Thank GeoffH1248
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Well worth a visit as the plants are reasonably priced and there are many unusual offerings. There is also a restaurant and a couple of gift shops.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We visited the National herb centre on a gloriously sunny day. There are a good selection of quality herbs available and other plants shrubs and trees. There are extensive walks available should you be so inclined and a lovely little café / restaurant We enjoyed...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Had been out with friends and decided to do a detour and call at the herb centre it been a beautiful day so decided we would go and look at the plants on offer there decided to sit out in garden and have a latte...More

Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place, with a wide range of herbs, and lots of helpful information for starting your own herb garden. Set in a scenic location you can walk through gardens that give ideas of which plants to grow together. The lunch was good...More

Thank karenway64
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic array of plants/ herbs & an exhilarating windswept walk round the country trail. Took my elderly mum who happily sat watching the world while I hiked off. Our lunches were very speedy & great tasting. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Later in the day...More

Thank Shelley S
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Do not be misled by the grand name; this is just a small and distinctly average garden centre with the usual range of tasteless garden centre gifts but absolutely nothing to commend it to a herb specialist or enthusiast. We have made four or five...More

1  Thank ProfSTB
Sam T, Owner at The National Herb Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Prof STB I am very sorry that you feel this way. Clearly from the other reviews I’m glad that the other customers do not feel the same. I admit there are only currently four edible sages out plus two painted sages. We have another...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

This place is nicely laid out with shopping, walking, kids activities and eating all catered for. There are signed walks from the main car park, but as we visited on a cold, rainy day we didn't take up this option. Plenty of herbs to pick...More

Thank Ell1618
Sam T, Owner at The National Herb Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

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16 September 2017|
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Response from Sam T | Property representative |
Well behaved dogs are welcome on the site. We ask you to keep them on a lead and not to take them into the shop or Bistro. Outside seating is available in the Bistro and a tether point is available outside the shop. All... More
14 April 2017|
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Response from Margaret T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are full facilities at the herb centre. Enjoy your visit.