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Shipley Gardens

Shipley B4399, Holme Lacy HR2 6LS, England
+44 1432 870356
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Chatting with the owner, peace and quiet

Not for you if you like 'national trust type' gardens. I loved its quirkiness and it was a joy to... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Salisbury, United Kingdom
save your money

Reading the leaflet about Shipley Gardens, it promised 30 acres of wild flowers. What we found, was... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Shipley B4399, Holme Lacy HR2 6LS, England
+44 1432 870356
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Not for you if you like 'national trust type' gardens. I loved its quirkiness and it was a joy to learn of its construction...

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Reading the leaflet about Shipley Gardens, it promised 30 acres of wild flowers. What we found, was run down buildings and the walk around the overgrown garden took all of 5 minutes. Save your money !!

Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is certainly not what you'd expect to find when on a visit to a 'garden'. After driving quite a long way down a very narrow dirt track you arrive, and here there are no manicured lawns or weed free flower beds, instead there are...More

2  Thank jaysee03
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Excellent gardens! Private tour from the owner which was amazing, he was articulate, knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Would have enjoyed longer there

Thank Trish C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Where do I start, firstly we found it hard to believe the place in question was down what looked to be an old disused track.....where the sign said, don't be it is down there, believe it or not. The gentleman showing us round had lots...More

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We visited Shipley Gardens last Saturday and had the most interesting time talking to the owner and the tales he had to tell regarding the history and development over 50 years of the grounds and property. We sat outside the greenhouse where the defunct swimming...More

Thank Fkll
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Firstly before I start I must say that the sign 'Shipley Gardens' is a bit misleading now. Maybe it was once a lovely garden to go around but to be honest I think it is a lot more interesting now! My boyfriend & I had...More

1  Thank goo_chummer
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had seen the brochure for this garden & it looked good on paper. The reality is that the old man who owns it is still trying to live in the past. Which is a pity as he is most genuine in his love for...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was obviously once a well cared for and well loved gardens, however the last 10 years or so have not been kind. It would benefit from some maintenance and care which the very nice elderly gentleman owner can no longer provide. It's a great...More

Thank pbsafety
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you like neat tidy gardens then this is NOT the place for you. You will see the sign for Shipley Gardens and Tea Rooms just outside Holme Lacy. You will then go down a track until you come to the bottom of the hill...More

Thank Ken P
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