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Thornbridge Hall Gardens

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Thornbridge Hall Thornbridge Hall Longstone Lane, Ashford-in-the-Water, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NZ, England
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Great gardens, great value

A really beautiful place to visit. We had a snack there and it was good value for money tasty fare... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
WestGardener
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Wonderful visit!

Amazing restoration of this wonderful property. Present owners are so friendly and more than... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
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Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, there are 12 acres of quintessentially English gardens to explore. Areas of the garden include The Orangery, Water Garden and Koi Lake, Grottos, Kitchen Garden, Scented Terrace, 100ft Herbaceous Border and statuary to name but a few. Treat yourself to light lunches, drinks, cakes and our award winning Thornbridge Brewery Beer in our stunning Carriage House Café. Plants grown from seed and cuttings on the Estate are available to purchase from our gardeners. Dogs welcome on a lead Children under 16 are free
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Thornbridge Hall Thornbridge Hall Longstone Lane, Ashford-in-the-Water, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really beautiful place to visit. We had a snack there and it was good value for money tasty fare. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The gardens themselves were beautiful. We loved it. For value I would choose ahead of Haddon hall

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon. Chris

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Amazing restoration of this wonderful property. Present owners are so friendly and more than willing to share their home and garden. I visited with a tour group from Australia so our time was limited and we would have loved to been able to buy lots...More

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

So glad that you enjoyed your visit, we've always loved having the Aussie contingent to visit. Hope to see you again in the future, Chris

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful peaceful place to visit. We had a snack there and it was (fairly) good value for money and was super delicious. When we got to the "Orangery" to pay for the gardens the men taking the money were friendly and informative. The gardens...More

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, so glad that you liked the gardens, hope to see you again soon, Chris (one of the Orangery men!)

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was a lovely garden with lots of quirky features. Very well kept with plenty of space and things to look at.

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks so much for your review. Glad you liked the gardens, hope to see you again soon, Chris

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We visited Thornbridge Hall gardens and restaurant a couple of times this Summer and Autumn and each time found the gardens to be a delight. They were begun in the 1890's but are constantly evolving and consist of a series of discrete "rooms" surrounded by...More

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks so much for your review, am delighted that you liked the gardens. For 2018 we hope to have phase 1 of the Orchard Fountain completed, with lots more areas improved upon over the next few years. In 2018 we are able to open an...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We visited Thornbridge Hall gardens in early September and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The gardens are set out with a number of themed smaller garden 'rooms', and they were all delightful, I particularly liked the Italian garden, and the vegetable garden. I had the opportunity...More

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

So glad that you enjoyed your visit to the gardens, even if you had a bit of a disaster with your car!! Hope to see you again soon, Chris

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

These are lovely gardens to spend 2-3 hours at and £6 a ticket is a reasonable fee. Note that they are only open for a couple of days in the week though. There are different gardens to explore - kitchen, fragrant, Italian etc, and a...More

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and sorry that you had a visit of two extremes. Firstly I'm glad that you liked the gardens and the plants sales (and your first visit to our cafe) I'm sorry that there was extreme waiting...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Visited these gardens today a real pleasure to walk around, a large variety of gardens to see. you do not know what you will see around the next corner. Garden centre staff very helpful. had a good morning, a must see if you are in...More

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our gardens. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again in the future. Chris

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We only learned of this garden after a niece posted photos of her visit on social media. when I determined to put a it on our bucket list. We had walked along the Manifold Trail several times with no idea this absolute gem was there....More

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us a review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the garden and hope to see you again at other times of the year: in Spring our huge bank of native daffodils looks beautiful, and our water...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

First of all, Thornbridge is only open Wednesday and Thursday from 9-5 (May-Sept), and garden entry is 6GBP. We were surprised by this hidden gem. We wandered around all the lovely themed, well-designed and maintained garden areas without a crowd in July. We ended up...More

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ThornbridgeHallGdns, Gardener at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review. Just to clarify the gardens are open from the beginning of April until the end of September (opening dates and details for 2018 are now on our website) So glad that you liked all...More

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martinlakin42
29 July 2016|
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Response from ThornbridgeHallGdns | Property representative |
The adult entry price to the gardens is £6, you can get to the Café and the nursery without having to pay the garden fee. The gardens are open every Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-5pm in August, and every Thursday in... More
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daphnecarpenter46
30 April 2016|
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Response from ThornbridgeHallGdns | Property representative |
Afternoon, dogs on leads are welcome all throughout the gardens.
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David W
26 July 2015|
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Response from Fishley69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi the above post code is fine but you park on the other side of the road!! Cheers
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