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The Herb Farm

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Address: Herb Farm Peppard Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ, England
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+44 118 972 4220
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 10:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Situated close to Sonning Common, The Herb Farm offers a large plant...

Situated close to Sonning Common, The Herb Farm offers a large plant nursery, display gardens, The Herb Kitchen coffee shop and The Saxon Maze. The Barn Shop stocks many food items and gifts, with something for everyone.

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Lots of different varieties of herbs

I didn't go at a good time of year, so there were a lot of empty spaces where plants will be in weeks to come, but that didn't stop me filling my basket full of unusual herbs... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Jayne L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So peaceful!! As a student aromatherapist, this was an eye opener and as someone that loves a bit serenity, this is heaven. And plants from £2. You can't beat it.

Thank Kerry G
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit the Herb farm end of our trip in Reading. It is a lovely gardening center if you like gardening. Friendly staff but seems to be lost with orders... Bit pricey but we enjoyed a nice coffee in the sunny conservatory.

Thank Gabor P
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for afternoon tea and scones and it was delicious! The environment and energy is great. Love the store! It has local made things and treats, and all the herbs you can need. Make a visit!

Thank Mia S
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I didn't go at a good time of year, so there were a lot of empty spaces where plants will be in weeks to come, but that didn't stop me filling my basket full of unusual herbs, Welsh Onions, black peppermint, white mascari, things I hadn't seen in normal garden centres. There was a very pleasant-looking coffee shop, and a... More 

Thank Jayne L
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I visited this place looking for a Christmas present in December. I found it to be very small and very little choice. I left empty handed.

Thank Tania C
Reading, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

An excellent place to combine gardening and eating. Food excellent and service good too. Can recommend the scones and all in all their food is excellent.

Thank Janet F
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We called into the Herb Farm for lunch while out cycling. We settled for a bowl of soup each as the menu looked a bit pricey for us. It was pleasant wandering round the plants and we enjoyed the maize. The little shop is well stocked with herbs, sauces, preserves etc. but once again it was a bit more than... More 

Thank Joan B
Funchal, Portugal
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

visited this place , very helpful , lots of different herbs & garden items & to finish off a pleasent little eating place on site ...

Thank dphildiane
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Tuesday 31st January, My husband and I drove to Sonning Common near Reading to go to visit The Herb Farm. The Herb Farm was established in 1985 with the reconstruction on its present site of the picturesque 18th century timber framed barn transported from a farm south of Reading. This building formed the centre-piece of the specialist herb propagation and... More 

Thank Carol B
HerbFarm, Manager at The Herb Farm, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comprehensive review. it is always a pleasure to get feedback on how our customers feel. The toilets are a point which we are aware of and have a planning proposal out to amend this. They should of however been cleaned and stocked appropriately for which i apologise for. Also just a note, Daisys Cafe... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I took friends for a pre christmas visit and brought lovely ornaments, jams and biscuits

Thank Tanya S

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