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“A bit of a disappointment”

Hidcote Manor Garden
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Private Tour of the Cotswolds in a luxury car from Moreton-in-Marsh
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“A bit of a disappointment”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Having made our way on a 125 mile journey from home all we wanted was a drink and some food on arrival. Both areas supplying this were very busy and this was mainly caused by poor organisation in both areas.As usual with NT properties food and drinks were overpriced. Actually finding the place wasn't that easy from the road we came along. Had we gone via Stratford upon Avon it was fairly well signposted. So not a fault of the NT here but of the poor signage by the authorities from another major road. The gardens were not anything special in our opinion and overall a great disappointment. The gardeners were very pleasant and were working in many areas but it all looked as if it needed a real good clear out and replanting.There were some interesting plants but in June this was not a garden for all seasons. Perhaps spring and autumn may show it in a better light. We actually have a superb gardens on our doorsteps at Tatton Park, Dunham Massey and Arley Hall. So if any of you reading this want to see two superb gardens travel up the M6 to jnct 20 and you can visit all 3 within a few miles of each other and get decent food and drinks quickly. We were glad we went but unlikely to visit again.

Visited June 2014
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This place is one of the nicest National Trust Gardens we have visited. So much to see, you think you have found the best bit then walk into the next 'room' and it too is stunning. If we visit the area again it will be on our list of things to do, Beautiful. Credit must go to the staff who tend this beautiful garden for us all to enjoy. Thanks to them!

Visited May 2014
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“The Best”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We were two mature couples visiting Hidcote Manor Garden. As our friends from Wisconsin said, "This is not just the best garden I have ever seen. It's the best I ever will see." My wife and I couldn't agree more.

Visited June 2014
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“Probably the best gardens in the Cotswolds.”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

It's just gorgeous! So many separate 'rooms' to explore, you can go time and again and still see new things,.Even though it was quite busy, you could find a place to escape.
The walking about is not easy, though, the paths are quite rugged and uneven, I found I had to keep sitting down and couldn't walk about as much or for as long as I would have liked. There's nothing can be done about that, due to the age and style of the gardens, so best to visit a few times, for shorter visits, if, like me, you have difficulty walking.

Visited June 2014
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“Excellent afternoon at Hidcote”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We really enjoyed this beautiful garden on a sunny afternoon in June. The food in the café was filling and good value too.

Visited June 2014
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