Spa Gardens

Spa Gardens, Ripon: Address, Phone Number, Spa Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Spa Gardens
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Spa Gardens is a beautiful park right in the heart of Ripon with something for everyone. The gardens have been recognised for their high quality maintenance and facilities and have been awarded Green Flag status. Ripon's War Memorial has been named the Best War Memorial in the "town class" several times in the Yorkshire In Bloom awards.
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,021 contributions
BEAUTIFUL GARDENS
May 2021
This time of year must be one of the best times to visit these fabulous gardens. The flowers just starting to come into full bloom, and with such an abundance of colour, they simply look stunning.The gardens overall are certainly kept to a very high standard.
Written 23 May 2021
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK3,900 contributions
Looking at its best.
Apr 2021 • Couples
As we live in nearby Knaresborough we visit Ripon quite often and, when we do, we always have a stroll round this lovely little park.

And as town centre parks go, this one is certainly on the small side, which I actually like. The flower beds are currently in full bloom for the spring season and look absolutely lovely. The little cafe is open, albeit solely for takeaways at the moment, so it is very pleasant to get a hot drink and sit on one of the benches taking in the peaceful atmosphere and lovely view.
Written 7 April 2021
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Lord F
6 contributions
Ruined by selfish adult cyclists
Oct 2020
The problem is that many (adult) cyclist who frequent the small cafe in the park, the vast, vast majority cycle all the way up to the cafe despite it being inside a small park with narrow paths and a signposted no cycling policy. With a toddler and an infirm mother in law thier selifish behaviour ruined our visit to both the park and cafe.

It's those unitard and shaved leg type of cyclists who give others a bad name.
Written 6 November 2020
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alan_uk1953
Scarborough, UK680 contributions
a pleasant spot
Oct 2020
We took a walk around these gardens on a very soggy Saturday, but it was still a pleasant walk around
Written 7 October 2020
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rjcjtraveller
Leeds, UK405 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2020
Always a pleasant place to spend a bit of time. Very well maintained with some stunning flower beds and nicely cut grass. And a lovely little cafe up at the top.
Written 11 September 2020
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Ingleborough1359
Wakefield, UK328 contributions
A Breath of Fresh Air
Feb 2020
The gardens were very close to out hotel and we decided to take a detour on the way back. I'm so glad we did because after all the rain, snow an wind, it was such a pleasant change to wonder through some lovely gardens that had been painstakingly nurtured and cultivated. Even in February, the lawns and shrubs looked lovely and such a pleasant constrast from flooded roads and waterlogged fields.
Hope to come back in summer to admire the blooms.
Written 27 February 2020
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vivEngland
Preston, UK681 contributions
Colourful Gardens
Sep 2019
I noticed the Spa Gardens showing on a map of Ripon so decided to have a short walk to have a look round them. They are certainly worth a visit. There are some lovely colourful flower beds with some unusual plants and flowers and unusual tree carvings featuring Alice in Wonderland and the Caterpillar, White Rabbit and Mad Hatter. You can have a look at the War Memorial and listen to bands playing in the bandstand in the Summer on Sunday afternoons. It must be nice for anyone living nearby to be able to see it in the different seasons.
Written 18 September 2019
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Britsaway
Macclesfield, UK3 contributions
Spa Gardens - Pointless Golf
Aug 2019
If, like us, you were attracted by the prospect of a late afternoon game of crazy golf or putting then don't waste your time - or petrol.
Mid August and we travelled 12 miles to enjoy the much vaunted golf courses.
The 18 hole putting green is clearly overgrown and, I assume, no longer in use - although the 'holes' are still in the ground.
The balls and putters are rented out from the cafe which advertises it is open until 3pm, later in summer. Not sure what 'later' means or when summer arrives in Ripon!
Thank god there is a decent pub in the town - The One Eyed Rat!, where we spent the money we intended to spend putting in the park.
The flower displays in the park were good but Alice looks as though she has terrible stomach cramps.
Written 12 August 2019
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josienet2018
San Francisco, CA9 contributions
Garden perfection
May 2019
This garden was perfect. Lovely flowers and lots of interesting trees. Head gardener brought his black Lab to work and the Lab was friendly and well behaved. Definitely a bonus.
Written 6 August 2019
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stendek
lleida981 contributions
Beautiful gardens in central Ripon
Jul 2019 • Couples
A very well-kept garden with a floral remembrance to the D-Day. Curious wooden sculpture and a bowling pitch with a cafè on the sunny side of the Gardens
Written 1 August 2019
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