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Just passing and decided to pop in, the gardens look lovely from a distance, didn't have the time... read more

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Sue G
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Thundersley, United Kingdom
Beautiful gardens all year round

My family and I love visiting the Beth Chatto gardens throughout the year, I always feel so calm... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
EJCGray
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Open 7 days a week 7.5 Acres of inspirational Gardens. Entrance fee from £4.50 depending on season (under 16's free except on special event days). Gravel Garden, extensive Nursery and Tearoom all free to gain access. The Beth Chatto Gardens began in...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Elmstead Market Clacton Road, Colchester CO7 7DB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Just passing and decided to pop in, the gardens look lovely from a distance, didn't have the time to spend there, so didn't do the full gardens as had to pay and needed time to make the most of it. However, loved looking around the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue G
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I love visiting the Beth Chatto gardens throughout the year, I always feel so calm and happy wandering around, it is a very tranquil and scenic place to visit. We always go to the Pumpkin hunt in October and the Easter egg...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EJCGray
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beth Chatto's conception to develop a garden suited to the thin sois and drier weather experienced in the East of England was revolutionary. Although she is no longer alive the garden storms onwards with many visitors enjoying the work achieved & buying impeccably grown plants...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sable C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Christmas 🎅 Faye was one of our highlights, beautiful gardens, wonderful stalls very friendly staff, brought our grandchildren with us, enjoyed every moment, tucked in to a wonderful lunch, wishing you all a very happy new year xxxxx can't wait to visit you soon

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Veronica W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing gardens of this city, very nice place where spend a time. Quiet and very clean, good place to visit

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LoveBlog
bethchattomarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit and kind words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely good for children. Lots of activities organised during the year. Lovely to wander around the gardens and very good cafe.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank priscillaamos
bethchattomarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much and a Happy New Year to you. We hope to see you again this year!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent time at the Christmas Fayre. The stalls were great, my daughter and niece enjoyed making a Christmas plant and it had a lovely Christmas feel to the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shelley R
BethChattoGardens, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Shelley. Delighted you all enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth a visit but the cafe is lacking in being customer friendly, I have met some friends there a couple of times and it is ok but not a place I would recommend (the cafe). The gardens are lovely kept nicely and very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shirley1256
bethchattomarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

HI Shirley I'm so pleased you enjoy the gardens. I'm very sorry you have not experienced the level of service you'd expect in the Tearoom. We usually pride ourselves on our customer service. We really appreciate your feedback and will work hard to make sure...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Visited some time ago with a dear friend. Really enjoyed the visit. Such a variety of plants, all beautifully maintained and in perfect condition. Must get round to arrange another visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

The floral displays are wonderful and the setting is superb. I can imagine that you could go practically any time of year.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Annette S
20 October 2018|
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Response from Debsul07 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay trip advisor has only just alerted us to your question. We allow assistance dogs into the Gardens.
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hbridge2016
27 March 2018|
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Response from Debsul07 | Property representative |
No sorry not paved routes however much of the garden is available to a wheelchair or pushchair
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10 September 2017|
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