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“What a waste of money”
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Knoll Gardens
Ranked #8 of 29 things to do in Wimborne
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“What a waste of money”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

We read the reviews online for Knoll Gardens and specifically drove there first from London, enroute to Durdle Door. Every cost £22 for 4 people and we were excited to see these famed gardens. A map was provided as well. When we got into the gardens, we were seriously underwhelmed with the plants on display and the size of the garden. We practically saw the whole garden in 10 mins. What a disappointment! Even if the garden was free to enter, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone if it was out of the way. There are plenty more free gardens and parks all over the UK that are far more attractive.

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English first
Leeds
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

This garden is really a hidden gem, when visited not everything was out in bloom, but was impressed by the amount of seating around the garden. It was a peaceful place to enjoy the plants and the birds singing. Look out for the huge palm tree which was felled by the 100mile an hour wind in February 2014, the size of the trunk is something. Very pleasant oasis.

Visited April 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A wonderful hidden gem!”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I had never been here before for one reason or another but WOW it's so different and rather stunning in design and creativity. There is a small self service coffee hut surrounded by inventive plant displays on old tables and crates! Take away ideas with you and buy the perennials and grasses from the open air nursery.

Visited June 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“stunning autumn colour”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I knew this garden was rated for its ornamental grasses - which were just as good as I expected - but I was really surprised by the collection of unusual trees at Knoll Gardens, and delighted by the stunning autumn colours.
It's a quiet place, full of birdsong, and very relaxing with informal planting that just makes you want to start all over again in your own garden.
Don't bother if you need playgrounds and gift shops - enjoy it to the full if you are looking for a bit of escape in a busy world.

Visited October 2013
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interestingly Different”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Interesting collection of grasses, shrubs and trees. Pleasant, peaceful walks with water features and the additional strong plus is the thoughtfully arranged layout with ample seating areas and shelters. All makes for an enjoyable experience.

Visited September 2013
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