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“A little gem.”
Review of West Green House

West Green House
Ranked #1 of 15 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.
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“A little gem.”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We are NT members and this little gem of a garden is right on our doorstep. Although small, the garden holds lots of interest and seems far bigger than it is. There are many signs of continuing improvement and alterations to insure it is worth visiting time and time again. I know we shall be back. If you enjoy opera then book tickets and see the garden lit up at night.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank robertspet8
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English first
Winchester, Hants
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A perfect garden”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is one of the prettiest and most beautifully kept gardens I have ever visited - quite exceptional. I loved the mix of manicured and natural in the planting, and the lake and its grounds are a lovely contrast to the garden itself. Just one gripe... the cafe is very pretty too but pricey - £5.50 for soup and a very small, very ordinary bread roll is a rip-off. Shame - everything else is just perfect.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank MrsAG
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Garden visit”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Great little garden with a lot of different flowers to photograph. The cafe was a bit limited and disappointing and expensive dor what waa on offer.

Thank Michael D
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
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!

Thank Julia B
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Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 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

1 Thank DeepBlueJohn
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