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“Pleasant way to spend an afternoon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Minterne Gardens

Minterne Gardens
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Pleasant way to spend an afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Reasonable entry price to a beautifully kept garden. Around a mile walk along paths through shady borders and woodland. Very interesting plants and trees, water features and a small tearoom for refreshments make for a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Visited July 2016
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Geoff M, Minterne House Social Media Manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review, 8 September 2016
Thank-you for your kind review Katkitty, its great to hear that you found it a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
We would like to reprint your comments on our website (Minterne.co.uk). Please let us know if this is a problem (enquiries@minterne.co.uk).

We look forward to you visiting again, perhaps later in Autumn when the colours are truly amazing!
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Poole, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Minterne gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I bought a 2 for 1 voucher off the internet. Its £5 for adults and free for children up to 16, so we paid 5 pounds for both of us. They are very trusting as no one was on the entrance. We had a lovely walk round. Its very peaceful and we were glad we went on a quiet day. Its set in beautiful surrounds. Make sure you read all the information on the way round it is very interisting. Its quite a smooth path so if you have mobility issues you wd be okay as long as you went easy. No huge hills or anything. Take a picnic. It also advertises weddings etc. It is a lovely setting. Probably just for a couple of hours but you can take a picnic and enjoy the lovely view over the lake.

Visited August 2016
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“Himalayan gardens”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I get the impression that I chose the wrong season to visit. In the summer the main colour is from hydrangeas. Apart from that the main attraction is the tranquility. I will return in the autumn when maybe the acers will be more colourful and again in the spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom. Lots of information boards around the gardens, a feature which I liked. A tea & cakes set up exists which was very basic and a mix of good and bad. The cake was excellent but the tea was just a tea bag in a cup, no teapot! But the views from the terrace made up for that.

Visited July 2016
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Geoff M, Social Media Manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review, 23 August 2016
Thank-you for taking the time to visit and review Minterne House and Gardens. We were very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your trip.

As you quite rightly point out; the hydrangeas are the 'star of the show' in summer. Indeed the autumn colours are absolutely stunning, as are the rhododendrons in Spring. We would love for you to come back to Minterne at these times and let us know your thoughts.

The unspoilt tranquility of Minterne is definitely one of its best assets and we have received numerous good reviews concerning the information boards.

It is shame that you felt the tea and cakes were a mixture of good and bad. Following your comments we will look at the possibility of adding pots of tea to the menu. it is reassuring to know that the views made up for this though!

Once again, many thanks for your comments, we always welcome the opportunity to find improvements and we warmly welcome you to revisit later in the year.
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Beautifully laid out Himalayan gardens incorporating a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs accessed by level paths. Fascinating, different and quiet. Well worth a visit.
Entry £5 per person via honesty box.

Visited July 2016
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Geoff M, Social Media Manager at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review, 11 August 2016
Thank-you for your lovely review of Minterne. We were delighted to hear that you found it fascinating, different and quiet. Please do visit again.
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Essex, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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“Glorious woodland gardens - a joy to behold”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We spent a beautiful sunny Sunday morning visiting these gardens. There are stunning flower beds around the house and lovely views and it all just gets better and better as you follow the shady path down to the river past fields of sheep and out into the sun again. So many trees, shrubs and plant varieties, plus waterfalls and benches to sit on with lovely vistas. Truly stunning. Wish we lived nearer and could visit often!

Visited July 2016
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Geoff M, Minterne House Head of Online Marketing at Minterne Gardens, responded to this review, 23 July 2016
Thank-you so much for your review. If possible, we would like to quote it on our website; please contact us if you would prefer us not to.
The flower beds are now in full bloom, a wonderful welcome as visitors pass the house!
Those of us that live and work at Minterne feel lucky to do so. We do occasionally have job and house vacancies nearby so do keep an eye out!
In any case we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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