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“Recommend as a treat to yourself.”
Review of Big Springs Gardens - CLOSED

Big Springs Gardens
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Scenery is fantastic, soft music playing in the background during our buffet dinner. You can walk around the grounds, explore the vegetation, running water, feed the fish in the pond.

3  Thank Trish G
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Gorgeous grounds, extensive rock work and natural beauty, with creeks running down the hillside and Tiger Lilies growing wild near the water. The food is GREAT, in a wonderful setting. Pricy, but a fun experience. The backdrop of the Sierra Buttes is incredible.

3  Thank Joan D
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Arrive an hour before your meal to stroll around the gardens and enjoy the nature trails, large pond and waterfalls on the property. Or allow time after your meal to stroll around. That is part of the full effect of the property. Food is always outstanding! A truly great value in a very unique, peaceful setting.

3  Thank MMWhite
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

I had wanted to visit this place For several years but always found it difficult tomget a call back from them to make a reservation. The entry fee is $12.00. Lunch is a buffet that costs $25.00 in addition to the entry fee. We chose not to eat. We did look over the buffett and were glad that we had chosen to not partake.

The pond with the trout, and plenty of food for feeding them, was charming.
We did hike most of the trails. We are active seniors and enjoyed but they are not gentle little, level trails.

The road to get there, especially from the west is beautiful. And there is no entry fee.

Honestly, we were disappointed. I understand that few flowers will be in bloom in late August but there are more wildflowers along the highway than there were flowers in the gardens.

I really want be honest and fair and I am a person who likes to garden, to visit public gardens, to take garden tours and just to take a walk in the woods. And I am willing to pay a fair price to do so. This was worth a $3.00 entry fee at best.

Pack a picnic, enjoy the drive on # 49, and have lunch by the river.

4  Thank SusanP330
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Gratitude is the word that comes to mind after spending time is this special place.
Quiet, spiritual, and delicious. The food was fresh and homemade, staff were kind and smiling.
The owner made us feel like we were his personal guests and the entire experience was outstanding. I highly recommend anyone would find this a refreshing and meaningful way to spend a day.

3  Thank 112kiwi
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