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Hill Close Gardens

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Address: Hill Close Gardens Visitor Centre Bread and Meat Close, Warwick CV34 6HF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1926 493339
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Hill Close Gardens are a rare example of victorian detached...

Hill Close Gardens are a rare example of victorian detached leisure/pleasure gardens. Once used by townsfolk who lived above their businesses and wanted to escape from the crowded town centre. Owners and tenants came here after work or on Sundays to tend their flowers, fruit and vegetables or to relax. These gardens have been fully restored to their original charm and boasts a visitor centre that can be hired out and is used as a cafe on weekends and bank holidays through the summer months. The gardens are open all year during weekdays. Plant / produce / gift sales. Special events are put on throughout the year.

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Absolutely wonderful visit despite dreadful rain. The introductory talk was great and all the guides were well informed and very interesting. We then spent time walking around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rugby, United Kingdom
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful visit despite dreadful rain. The introductory talk was great and all the guides were well informed and very interesting. We then spent time walking around the wonderful gardens. These were truly inspirational and gave much insight into their history. Later we were served gorgeous homemade cake and tea/coffee. A truly wonderful visit and very friendly guides/helpers.

Thank 71MAP1943
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a train out from Birmingham to Warwick in search of this special heritage fruit collection and I was not disappointed! Had an amazing 3 hours wondering around these fecund and very loved plots being charmed in the early summer sunshine with the strains of a brass band - race day ? Playing in the background. Volunteers and staff I... More 

Thank Ursula F
Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What interesting gardens,so unique all the plots were different. Lovely location. The history behind these gardens is so interest, so glad we paid the gardens a visit. If you are in Warrick please going and visit the gardens you won't be disappointed. You can also buy plants there as well.

Thank Lee N
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once the gardens of the Victorian middle class shopkeepers and the like, this large plot of individual gardens has been resurrected by many volunteers and now displays a variety of old fashioned gardening techniques and brick built 'man caves'. The apple festival is a must see around harvest time, with many old varieties available. A small amount of wholesome produce... More 

Thank T9228NMandrew
Solihull, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

These restored Victorian Gardens are well worth a visit. They have a beautiful location close to the race course and are well kept hidden gardens of old. Each hedged garden is different and some have little renovated summer house in too. Lots of ideas of growing fruit, vegetables and flowers all intertwined. The story about how they were reconstructed is... More 

Thank Rubyrose865
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is our second visit to these lovely gardens, several gardens are all set within one plot of land.They are all owned by different people and well looked after, each garden has a board explaining who owned the plot many years ago. It is in a lovely setting and lots of benches to sit on. There is a tea shop... More 

Thank Angela B
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We discovered this place on a snowdrop weekend. Couldn't believe how many varieties there are. Staff are very friendly and welcoming and the cafe serves drinks during the week. I think there are snacks on special occasions. The gardens are like well-kept back gardens growing the kind of selections that many keen gardeners would have at home - especially fruit... More 

Thank Steve M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here for the first time on their Snowdrops open day (a mere 100 varieties) and enjoyed it so much we took out annual membership (very reasonable at £21 for two people). The Victorian summer house gardens have been delightfully restored (and what an undertaking the before and after photos show that to have been), and the ownership history... More 

Thank Bamb00zled
Daventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went to see their Snowdrop day event and they had many different varieties , although not vast swathes that you get in some Snowdrop events. More a case of quality over quantity..however what we saw were lovely. Even some varieties hanging from trees with their roots encased in moss which I have never seen before. Hill close Gardens is... More 

Thank RolandPJ
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely set of gardens in the centre of Warwick, each with its own charm. Entry is very reasonably priced and the staff are very friendly and will answer any questions you have. Well worth visiting, and there are plants available to purchase if you want to take a piece back for your own garden!

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