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“nice place that doesnt look like Harlow”
Review of The Gibberd Garden

The Gibberd Garden
Ranked #4 of 47 things to do in Harlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Harlow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“nice place that doesnt look like Harlow”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Just a great place to get away from it all. lovely scenary and a nice venue to have a cup of English ta and scones. Would go there again

Visited May 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem of a garden”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

What a surprise! Garden well worth a visit, friendly volunteers, good place to park and dog can go too. Spent four enchanting hours looking round and even has a tea room with homemade cakes, but no sandwiches unfortunately. Would thoroughly recommend, even teenager didn't moan and he hates NT properties. £4 an adult and £1 for teenager quite reasonable. Even had a nice surprise under a rock (Mr Livingstone knows all), with a secret book and treasures to find and then a sheet to read and take away, very nice little touch.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Tired Art”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

The approach to this garden is down a long single track road with horrendous speed bumps. Arriving shaken, the car park and entrance are poorly signed. The snowdrops were nice but some of the many art works dotted around appear a little tired and others were oddly placed. Buy the leaflet which explains what the installations are, although you may still be none the wiser. The paths were uneven and slippery, a bit of a concern when taking an elderly person with you. Part of the garden was flooded and out of bounds. The tea room was quaint.

Visited March 2014
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Harlow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great garden to photograph”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I spent a couple of hours here on a Snowdrop open day. Although some of the garden was closed off due to the recent floods there was still plenty to explore. This is not a garden for a keen horticulturist, if you are wanting to see lots of interesting plants you would be disappointed. However that said the snowdrops and hellebores were stunning. This garden is all about the sculptures and garden rooms.

This is a great place to practice your photography skills, even on a grey March Sunday there were lots of interesting things around the garden to take pictures of.

Visited March 2014
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Epping, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well Worth A Visit”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Its easy to see why Joe Swift (of BBC Gardener's World fame) nominated this as his favourite garden. It is full of interest and variation. There are gardens within gardens and round each corner a different vista where the garden design cleverly leads your eye to some feature. The garden is adorned with many works of art which feature heavily in the design.

The garden is wonderful for children. It features a rope swing from a large tree and an island castle surrounded by a moat. There is also an area of enormous gunnera containing many paths to be explored.

Every year, normally June, there is a Camra organised beer festival. There surely can't be many better locations for a beer festival. Well recommended.

Visited June 2013
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