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The Gibberd Garden

Marsh Lane | Gilden Way, Harlow CM17 0NA, England
+44 1279 442112
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A delightful stroll, ideal for all abilities.

We managed to visit on the last regular opening day of the season. Now open only for special... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CAB449
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Limassol, Cyprus
An unusual, intimate and very personal garden

We found wandering around this garden a real delight. It was laid out by an architect Sir Frederick... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hilary D
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Epping, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hidden gem” (15 reviews)
“every corner” (9 reviews)
“tea room” (10 reviews)
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Marsh Lane | Gilden Way, Harlow CM17 0NA, England
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+44 1279 442112
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to visit on the last regular opening day of the season. Now open only for special events. What a wonderful garden. So worth a trip. Easy to locate. Parking available plus disabled parking.Payment on entry is fair price to encourage repeat attendance. Good...More

Thank CAB449
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found wandering around this garden a real delight. It was laid out by an architect Sir Frederick Gibberd and some areas are like rooms. Around the garden are over 90 examples of modern scupture or other items of historic interest rescued by Sir Fredeick....More

Thank Hilary D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Fascinating garden. Many activities jept the kids amused all afternoon. Staff really heloful. Talks about the many plants and featyres were really informative and interestung.

Thank Parene L
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Small informal gardens in a rural setting. This ranges from lawns and flower beds, to meadow, forest and water features In amongst all this are numerous statues etc. some in the open and some that you stumble upon. A fun stroll but limited opening times....More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I was really disappointed. The gardens were not at all what I expected and my sister just didn't like it at all. The lane leading to the garden is very narrow and it was a nightmare leaving with cars coming in the opposite direction. Also...More

Thank L19J46C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. The sculptures are diverse and the gardens lovely. there is a cafe and a small shop - all run by delightful, friendly people- well worth a visit

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We managed to get round virtually all the scultures (there are around 90) in 2/3 hours. Along the way are some beautiful gardens, plants, flowers, trees and water features. It was a hot summer's day so the shade that the trees and bushes gave you...More

Thank choosy16
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem Lovely walks Wonderful stone collection set in gardens Tells a great story of the gibberd Born a architect who designed a lot of Harlow Lovely tea shops Set well off the beaten track Well worth a visit

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Its not manicured, formal planting mixes with natural and wild flowers and plants. Mixed in are statues and object which give it an interesting and quirky feel. Not a massive area but calming to stroll around. Tea rooms are clean and tidy manned with volunteers...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Special events hosted by the garden are always a must. The children can roam the garden with it's many winding, hidden paths and sculptures. The tea room is a good size and buggy friendly, they also have a few high chairs. Getting round the garden...More

Thank Rachel S
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Response from OrdinHarryman | Reviewed this property |
When we visited there were a couple. Given the nature of the gardens I cannot believe you would be turned away. On the lead is a definite and clear up any "deposits` that may occur yourself. Respect goes a long way and in... More
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