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Tea Rooms

Last time I visited I experienced poor service. Today it was fine possibly on a Monday with fewer... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Ken T
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Quick visit

Very nice - just had a few minutes to look around - free entry. Good standard set by students of... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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The 8 acres of garden are formed around a 100 metre long double mixed border backed with clipped Yew hedges and columnar Oak trees. From the border run two grass avenues lined with clipped hedges. Hanging from this structure are a variety of large...more
Hadlow College | Tonbridge Road, Hadlow, Tonbridge TN11 0AL, England
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

A very interesting place to visit. It is a working garden for the students to learn and practice. I have always enjoyed my visits and seeing how it changes and challenges. My wife is most appreciative of Gavin's advice on plants and having received the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

This garden is free and is part of Hadlow College. Small garden centre and tea shop on site. The garden is arranged in rooms but was overgrown and full of weeds. The structure is there but it’s not maintained. I did wonder if this was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Last time I visited I experienced poor service. Today it was fine possibly on a Monday with fewer customers than on a Friday things were more relaxed. Just had two duck eggs with a generous helping of chips and salad. I thought £5.95 reasonable. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken T
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Food is good and freshly prepared using local produce but quite pricey. Service can be very slow in busy periods.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Very nice - just had a few minutes to look around - free entry. Good standard set by students of the college

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

How difficult is it to make an edible Bacon sandwich our first sandwich turned up with fossilised cheap streaky bacon you could snap in half and burnt when I complained I was told it was my fault for not having butter on it and told...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Am assuming due to the dry weather that the gardens have been left to their own devices, such a shame as probably looked lovely earlier in the year, visited Wisley yesterday & they are managing so come on Hadlow pull your finger out, didn’t take...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

I think they are doing the gardens up,parts of them look a bit overgrown, need cutting back and weeding in some areas. Some areas are being refurbished.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I was expecting these gardens to show off the talents of the horticultural college but they were the worst kept gardens I have ever visited. All the beds were covered in weeds and, from the size of them, they looked as if they had been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

A great wander around the gardens which have a large selection of garden styles to see - it’s always great to see a training garden mind you - reminds me of my horticulture training days. Some beautiful alliums and a grass snake to top off...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Lesley G
17 March 2015|
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Yes, train to tonbridge from westgate on sea and then bus to hadlow college.