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Late season visit. Won't be the last.

We were based in Aberystwyth and have always liked to visit gardens. It was a 45 min drive from... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Mick C
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Coventry
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Autumn Gold

We spent almost two hours strolling around Cae Hir Garden today. Perfect tranquility on the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Phil C
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'A Welsh garden with a Dutch history', Cae Hir is the extraordinary creation of Dutchman Wil Akkermans, whose family history in Dutch horticulture stretches back over 200 years. Covering 6 acres of Welsh hillside, this RHS Partner Garden unites a...more
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We were based in Aberystwyth and have always liked to visit gardens. It was a 45 min drive from Aber but well worth it. Met the head gardener and he was only to willing to talk about the garden. It was an end of season...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mick C
Julie A, Manager at Cae Hir Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed your late October visit and that it has inspired you to return next spring/summer. Thank you for making the journey from Aberystwyth.

Reviewed 4 October 2018

We spent almost two hours strolling around Cae Hir Garden today. Perfect tranquility on the hillside of the valley overlooking the panoramic landscape of Ceredigion. Lots of the flowers had gone over as it's early October although there were still some to enjoy. The roses...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phil C
Julie A, Manager at Cae Hir Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. The Autumn colours are absolutely stunning at the moment - just hoping we don't get any hard frosts or strong winds for a couple of weeks so they can be enjoyed for a while longer! The grass...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We love this place and the people that run it. This garden is an oasis and a true gem that is well worth a visit. The setting on the side of a typical Welsh hillside has been transformed over the last 30 yrars into a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

The weather was very damp so we didn't visit the gardens, but instead had two cream teas that were delicious. The owner chatted with us for a while and made us very welcome. Whilst out of the way, this tea room is well worth a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I visited the gardens with my daughter (2), son (6weeks!) and wife. The gardens were very impressive, and it’s quite clear that a great deal of care and attention goes into its upkeep. The proprietors were so warm and welcoming, and gave us the very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

We had a lovely morning walking around this unusual garden. The lawns and beds were showing the results of the hot weather but then the architectural beauty of the shrub and tree planting shone. It’s on a slope but so many interesting ways around we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Julie A, Manager at Cae Hir Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you for your review. It's been (and is!) a tough year in the garden, moving from a sodden winter of perpetual rain to an arctic blast courtesy of the 'Beast from the East' to the current drought conditions. The garden has certainly suffered, but...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

What a gem! Cae Hir garden exceeded our expectations. Beautifully located overlooking the valley, planned to surprise you with every turn and to give you a sense of magic, where every path leads to something interesting - a sculpure, a view. Created and cared for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Julie A, Manager at Cae Hir Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review despite the adverse weather conditions we're facing. The drought is a real issue for us, so to know that you enjoyed the garden so much despite the dry conditions means a lot to us and helps us...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

We visited yesterday and were saddened to see the state of the garden after so many hot dry days. The beds were either gone over or shrivelled up. The grass was brown and dusty. Little colour remained. We know that this probably couldn’t be helped...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Julie A, Manager at Cae Hir Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

I am sorry you thought your visit was a waste of money. Obviously we have no control over the weather, and have had no significant rainfall for over 2 months, hence the dry state of the garden. However, we are doing all we can to...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

We found out about the gardens by staying in a cottage where the owners told us about it. We had the most wonderful surprise when going into what we thought would be a small garden. We were so wrong !!. What has been created is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Graham R
Julie A, Manager at Cae Hir Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

What a joy to read the above words. I read them out to my dad who was chuckling happily to hear what you had to say about him - it is tough on him that he is no longer able to do any work in...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

A group of 48 visited and were given a warm and sincere welcome on our arrival by the family who created this amazing garden. It is a tranquil place that perfectly harmonises with the landscape. The trees and shrubs are simply underplanted with regard to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Julie A, Manager at Cae Hir Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

It is very humbling to read a review such as this - thank you so much for your kind words. As you say, we are a family affair, and we support each other and look after one another, the garden and our visitors as best...More

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ringo1963
12 July 2018|
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Response from Keri B B | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think it would be suitable as it’s on a considerable slope. It is also very dry and withered at the moment.
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Roving685908
6 October 2017|
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Response from Kira W | Reviewed this property |
Dogs do need to be kept on a lead but they are allowed into th gardens and they do put a tub of water for them to drink in the cafe area.
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