Travelled to these gardens with my girlfriend last week. The area which is covered by these gardens is relatively small, but there are a lot of sights to see packed inside. As well as the expanses of grassland and flowers, there are a couple of children's playgrounds and a small crazy golf course which is also relatively cheap (£1 for children, £1.50 for adults as I remember). Aside from these, there is an aviary with a wide selection of birds, and an enclosure with rabbits, guinea pigs and chipmunks. The gardens are divided roughly down the middle by a small water feature, bridged at many points, with a boat house at one end which is, according to the council signs, currently undergoing renovation. However, the makeshift walls around the building seem aged, so I am unsure of whether this has been scrapped, which would be a pity as in the past you could hire a row-boat and row through the gardens to a certain point. When your legs get tired from walking around the gardens, there is a small cafe close to one of the entrances. This serves your standard cafe menu, i.e. ice-creams, tea, coffee, fizzy drinks etc..
In the end we only stayed for 1.5 hours after we'd explored all of the gardens, but, since it was free to get into, it was still a good day out.
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