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“An hour or two of joy for garden lovers”

Longstock Water Gardens
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Well worth a visit if you're in the area and it is open (opening resticted). Extensive water gardens - no need to go to France to see the ones that Monet painted (these are bigger/better. A short drive away is a garden/nursery/eatery centre on the same estate

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Beautiful, gardens were immaculate, very peaceful afternoon, make sure you take a picnic. Plenty of hidden private patches to just sit and relax.

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

The water gardens are amazing. We'd seen how they looked in Spring on Waitrose TV and they were equally stunning in the flesh in August. We walked round twice to see things from different perspectives and the photos will take a long time to edit!

2  Thank HartleyMags
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

This is really worth a visit for all us horticulturalists and garden lovers. Whilst restricted opening times, it is well worth visiting along with their sister garden nurseries, a mile up the road with lots of the less common varieties of plants.

3  Thank nosnikta_10
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

If you can find these gardens open or get notification that they have an open day - selected Sundays then take the opportunity to visit. We were not disappointed and will go again.

Part of the John Lewis Group the opening days are allocated to preferred local charities who provide staff and assistance within a well oiled rota. More than adequate, supervised parking adjacent to the specialist nursery where you may find some unusual finds for the garden.

The gardens themselves are based around a running chalk stream, part of ther River Test but formed into a series of lakes with some enormous Koi carp and set amongst tranquil well laid out gardens and great photographic opportunities. The refreshments aren't bad either.

There is annually a plant fair with accompanying beer tent, jazz band and plenty of things for the kids to do. Take your wellies and waterproofs for if the weather is inclement then there is no shelter, however, if the day is fine then it is a dream.

3  Thank Mic L
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