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Iford Manor: The Peto Garden

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Address: Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2BA, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 863146
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Beautiful gardens with interesting architecture

We very much enjoyed our walk around the gardens which are only open on Sundays in October and then close for the winter. There is a lot to see and some stunning vistas, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We very much enjoyed our walk around the gardens which are only open on Sundays in October and then close for the winter. There is a lot to see and some stunning vistas, and still some glorious colour in the flower beds! Best accessed via the road from the Bradford on Avon road.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Iford Manor has beautiful gardens ,my husband & I spent a really lovely afternoon there , lots of nooks and crannies & don't miss the beautiful Cloister ( I think that's what you call it ) as we nearly did . Will definitely go again .

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Thank Nadine M
Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words - we are really glad you enjoyed your visit. In the summer we use the Cloister for opera and jazz, so perhaps you will consider coming again in high summer for a concert. All the best. More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was lucky enough to have a guided tour with the owner of this garden on Thursday morning as part of my HND in Horticulture. I was blown away by the authenticity of the restoration work carried out there. The passion and commitment given to sticking to the original Peto design and ethos is seriously impressive whether you are a... More 

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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this review

Hi Sophie E, Thank you so much for your generous words about your visit and the garden - it was a pleasure to welcome your group. Your comments on the restoration work are much appreciated by the team here, who put their passion and energies into maintaining and restoring Peto's dream. We very much look forward to seeing you again... More 

st jean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

What a gem, the gardens were not only full of interesting plants but there were lovely grottos and a temple, that were a delight to walk around.

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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this review

Thanks, dggstj, for your kind review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit and the planting scheme - we are just going into year 5 of our historic replant, so if you come again in the next couple of years, hopefully you will see even more progress. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A beautiful part of Wiltshire. The garden is amazingly well maintained and is great escape from the everyday bustle of life. It is a steep climb, but that was mentioned before entry and adds to the feel of the place. Also levels off at the top where you can really admire the valley and relax. Beautiful little Japanese corner of... More 

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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this review

Thanks B0nnie_GP - for a really lovely review and for taking the time to let others know about your experience. I have passed on your comments to the team, as it means a lot to them to know that the fruits of their dedication to the Peto garden are appreciated. I hope you'll come again soon. More 

Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went to see the gardens but was very disappointed with them. Paid £5 which I think it was a rip off, some path were so narrow two people could not walk together

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My mother & I have wanted to visit for a while and never got round to it, so I went onto the website and emailed just to make sure they were open - I had a very prompt and friendly reply stating they were open that day and 2-5pm, so we arrived to a stunning location (we had been before... More 

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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a lovely review. We are really glad you and your mother enjoyed your time in the garden at Iford and we hope you will come again as the seasons change. We close for the season on the last Sunday in October, but we will be back open in April next year. For anyone reading this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this lovely spot today, and unfortunately arrived an hour early. A very friendly and helpful gentleman very kindly gave us details of some lovely local walks to pass the time. After returning from our walk with the dogs when the manor had opened, we enjoyed the beautiful, very well maintained grounds and stopped for a cream tea, for... More 

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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this review

Thanks Sarah B for your generous review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm really glad you came back after a walk in the valley. I will pass on your appreciation to the team in the tearoom and the garden. Thanks, and see you again soon! More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Like so many places we drive past, the sign on the main road intrigued us so yesterday we finally turned off to go and find it. The narrow rather precarious road down to the car park was worth it...... as we parked next to the lovely river (dogs and children splashing around it it) I felt all the tension from... More 

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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this review

What a delightful review, thanks so much Cattracey for your kind words. It really means a lot to us when we know that Iford has had a very personal positive impact. Thanks for coming, and I hope we will see you again soon. More 

Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went to Iford Manor on a balmy summer day and it couldn't have been more perfect. This beautiful hillside garden was the perfect antidote to the busy atmosphere of Bath. Set alongside the burbling River Frome this Italianate treasure is tranquil and unfussy and although there are steep steps up to the top of the garden there are other... More 

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Will C, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this review

Hi Nichotroup, Really glad you enjoyed your 'meander' up through the gardens here and thanks for taking the time to review us. I hope we'll see you again soon for another leisurely cup of tea at the Loggia (weekdays) or in the housekeeper's tearoom (weekends). Thanks! More 

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