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Hill Close Gardens

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Address: Hill Close Gardens Visitor Centre Bread and Meat Close, Warwick CV34 6HF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1926 493339
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11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hill Close Gardens are a rare example of victorian detached...

Hill Close Gardens are a rare example of victorian detached leisure/pleasure gardens. Once used by townsfolk who lived above their businesses and wanted to escape from the crowded town centre. Owners and tenants came here after work or on Sundays to tend their flowers, fruit and vegetables or to relax. These gardens have been fully restored to their original charm and boasts a visitor centre that can be hired out and is used as a cafe on weekends and bank holidays through the summer months. The gardens are open all year during weekdays. Plant / produce / gift sales. Special events are put on throughout the year.

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A tale of fruit trees, bulldozers and a very proud pork pie maker

Benjamin Chadband had organic gardening and food miles sewn up long before the concepts even existed. The Victorian confectioner and pork pie maker had a plot near his town centre... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Benjamin Chadband had organic gardening and food miles sewn up long before the concepts even existed. The Victorian confectioner and pork pie maker had a plot near his town centre shop that provided a retreat from the counter and meat for his customers. His slice of this communal hedged leisure garden, which was built on a gentle hill, had a... More 

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Ascot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

As we have an allotment we thought we'd visit these gardens. Saying that they are more than just allotments, they are a green oasis in a built up area that has & does provide an area for their owners to relax & grow flowers fruit & veg. They are located next to Warwick racecourse & there is two hours free... More 

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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are all very happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Nice little gardens hidden at the back of Warwick race course. A lot of history involved with them on how they came about. Large car park and convenient to walk into Warwick town. Quite interesting, although a little disappointed, can appreciate its done by volunteers but it did need attention in parts, which is a shame. Huge old fruit trees,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

With less than 2 hours to spare in Warwick, my friend and I decided to visit this gem of a place. My friend is into gardening - a newly acquired hobby and found it a truly helpful visit in terms of plants, fruits and flowers and overall space between them. Gave her loads of ideas of how to set up... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

One of only a handful of Victorian pleasure gardens in the country. Skilfully restored and maintained, mainly by volunteers. Large variety of plants and shrubs, some of historical interest. Partnered with RHS. Open all the year round, but cafe only open at weekends during the summer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

My first visit today, and I wasn't disappointed. Lovingly tended plots, heritage plants, intriguing pathways & plantings, great tales of previous gardeners, the attention & hard work put in by the volunteers shines through. I'll be back in different seasons, these lovely gardens are works in progress.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Lots of colourful flowers to see at the moment and the Collection of asters are only just beginning to show to lengthen the season. The gardens are open 11-5 every day until October (then only open weekdays until April)

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

An interesting garden with a very good tea room. You keep coming upon unexpected areas. The restoration work is supreme.

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Leicester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you like gardens then this is a must. It is a little gem in the center of Warwick that has to be seen to be believed. We were absolutely knocked out to see how the Victorians handle their fruit and veg growing. Go and see it!

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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for such a nice review. We are all happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited with our family when the gardens were open under the National Gardens scheme. Each garden is different, but it is clear that they are all loved by their current owners. Some also exhibit old gardening tools from days gone by. It was fascinating for our grandchildren to try to guess what some of the old tools were used... More 

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