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“Visit to Mill Dene”
Review of Mill Dene Garden

Mill Dene Garden
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Blockley
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Owner description: This romantic Cotswold garden is set around a lovely mill, which is probably Norman. Sited in its own steep-sided valley, the garden has hidden paths winding up from the mill-pool and stream at the bottom through the Rose Walk to the Cricket Lawn.
Reviewed 26 July 2014

After visiting this garden yesterday neither I nor my husband would recommend you pay a visit. The garden needs a lot of work and tender loving care so the visit was extremely disappointing. The planting scheme and variety was very poor and the plants on sale were as bad as those in the weed ridden and badly maintained borders. We each paid £6 into the honesty system on arrival and if a member of staff could have been found during our visit we would have demanded a refund. I would not rate this at all and instead recommend a visit to Hidcote or Kiftsgate instead.

3  Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here a number of years ago when the gardens were relatively new and not as extensively developed and Mill Dene was then a bed and breakfast. It was one of the loveliest places we stayed on that trip and Wendy and Barry Dare were wonderful hosts. The gardens are much more extensive today and tea and cakes are available and there are also unusual plants for sale. It is no longer a bed and breakfast. Sadly, Mill Dene is presently for sale and I do not know what that means for the future.

1  Thank CindyPennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

very disappointing. it costs £5 00 to visit the garden but it wasnt worth 50 pence . There was a poor variety of flowers. It looked like a large private back garden which needed much TLC . There was evidence of work being done by a couple of gardeners but i dont plan to go back to see the end result . I would not rate it as a garden worth visiting

2  Thank ktkilo
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This does not conform to the usual public garden product, as you might expect from say the National Trust or Chatsworth. It feels more like a private garden, managed with love by keen gardeners who set their own standards, do what they want and then let the rest of the world come and share their results. It is not immaculate but it does have charm and it conjures up an exciting series of moods as you travel from one side of the garden, across the stream, up the steep terraces, with the village and church perched still higher above, then back down to the lake, (via The Oval) and the marvellous mill pond. If you love gardens and gardening, then do not miss it.

Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

As were on a cycling tour of the Cotswolds we decided to stop at Mill Dene Garden one morning. We were in the area for a week and at Mill Dene we encountered the only bad-tempered, rude person that we met all week! We had dared to ask for change so that we could pay in.

Unfortunately we should have just put our money back in our pocket and rode on but we paid an extortionate £6.00 each to look around a very overgrown and not very exciting garden. We were done in 10 minutes.

Absolute rip-off and not at all enjoyable. Avoid!

2  Thank T0ul0use
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