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“Even the rain couldn't ruin this place!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of West Green House

West Green House
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Hook
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A stunning ten acre garden restored by Australian garden designer Marylyn Abbott over the last twenty years. Combining a classical Lakefield design with a blend of formal and informal planting, English traditions and Australian flair, West Green offers intimacy and spectacle in a country setting. Access to the beautiful Victorian greenhouses is included and a visit to the formally planted vegetable garden is a must! West Green also offers a Tea Room and shop, is entirely accessible for those with limited mobility and each year hosts the West Green House Season of Music and Opera in July, Please note that West Green House is privately owned and not open to the general public.
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Even the rain couldn't ruin this place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

My mother-in-law and I visited this afternoon with my toddler and had such a lovely walk round the gardens here. It rained pretty much the whole time but the beauty of the gardens still shone through. It's a small garden, very peaceful and there are plenty of little bridges and places to stop and hide so my daughter had a fantastic time running around! Just make sure you keep an eye on kids round the lake. She particularly enjoyed the walled garden where she could roam freely up and down the paths and in between the hedges.

We stopped for a break in the tea room. I wouldn't call it expensive, fairly average prices and the tea and scones were delicious. They had some lovely biscuits which the small enjoyed too.

We then went for a second walk round the garden, and saw so many things which we'd missed first time round - including just about the poshest hen house we've ever seen!

We'll definitely return in the finer weather as I imagine it'll be stunning!

1 Thank stripeyrache
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English first
Towcester, United Kingdom
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562 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“Bloomin marvellous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

I am by no means an expert or a particular fan of gardens but we were passing by and being a NT member we decided to pop in.

As we entered the little kiosk into the courtyard I was blown away and continued to be throughout. Every where you looked was a feast to the eye, precision hedges, immaculate planting and not a leaf out of place. The gardens flowed and you didn't need to keep back tracking because you missed something, there were lovely water features and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the surroundings.

We didn't take part in food and refreshments but they looked lovely,

I'm not sure I would pay the £8 entrance fee but if you are into gardens you might find it worth the charge.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank no1missmarple
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81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Walk in 10 acres ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Quiet peaceful walk
This was our first time. We were nicely surprised. We had an impromptu picnic in the grassy car park. Then had a delightful walk through the gardens. There were walled gardens, loads of topiary bushes and water features . The gardens had a Japanese feel to it. Will be going back in the summer to see how the flora and fauna changes. It is owned by the national trust. We ended by having a nice cup of tea!

Thank dzena4
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Another successful visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

First visit of 2014 today - beautiful spring planting, evidence of much preparation for the new season after such bad winter conditions. A work of art as always.

Loved the beautifully structured wood piles adjacent to the parking area!

Visited March 2014
Thank Andy M
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“West Green House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Worth a visit but not cheap to enter.
Lovely gardens (no access to the house) especially the walled kitchen garden and fruit cages. A good sized lake in the centre of the gardens provides for aquatic plants and wildlife.
There is a small cafe for a light snack, set in an 'Alice in Wonderland' themed courtyard.

Visited August 2013
Thank Keith G
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