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“Lovely little garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of West Green House

West Green House
Ranked #1 of 14 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.
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Lovely little garden”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

I took my mother and my kids to this garden to find it carefully maintained with beautifully landscaped alleys, impressive flowers, crab apple trees, natural springs running through the property. We spent an hour there inhaling incredible smell of blooming flowers, walking gorgeous paths through the property, smelling roses and peonies. Worth the visit on non-rainy day!

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England
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93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Stunning Place”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited on bank holiday Sunday. What a treasure of a place, not the easiest to find but well worth it. It worth reading up about the history of the house and gardens before you go to get some idea of the history, fascinating. There are both formal and informal gardens, a large lake, woodland walks, wild flower pasture just about everything you could want from a day out. Oh there is even a wonderfully friendly brown burmese cat! There is of course the tea room, even this is great, classically rustic with great service and good fare.
What we didn't know is that they hold opera and other events in the summer months one for the diary I think.
Great place to go thoroughly recommend it. 5 stars

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Surrey England
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77 reviews
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“Fabulous garden”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We found this by chance and, being National Trust members, could enter for free. What a discovery - this is the most beautiful garden and at this time of year was a riot of colour and scent. There's a Chinese area, fabulous herbaceous boders, a wild area and everywhere you come across surprises. Absolutely breathtaking, and beautifully maintained. The little restaurant serves very good food and the staff are lovely. There are also plants and gifts to buy, well chosen stuff and the plants look very healthy.

Visited May 2014
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Windlesham
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“An Oasis”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Wonderful day out in a lovely garden. Lots of different areas to explore; wildflower meadow, potager and walled vegetable garden; beautifully maintained. So peaceful. Grassed car parking in small field. Great tea room with delicious homemade soups, scones, cakes and quiches. Very reasonably priced too.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Even the rain couldn't ruin this place!”
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!

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