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West Green House

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Address: West Green House Thackhams Lane | Nr. Hartley Witney, Hook RG27 8JB, England
Phone Number: +44 1252 844611

A stunning ten acre garden restored by Australian garden designer Marylyn...

A stunning ten acre garden restored by Australian garden designer Marylyn Abbott over the last twenty years. Combining a classical Lakefield design with a blend of formal and informal planting, English traditions and Australian flair, West Green offers intimacy and spectacle in a country setting. Access to the beautiful Victorian greenhouses is included and a visit to the formally planted vegetable garden is a must! West Green also offers a Tea Room and shop, is entirely accessible for those with limited mobility and each year hosts the West Green House Season of Music and Opera in July,

Please note that West Green House is privately owned and not open to the general public.

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Lovely morning at Westgreen

I love quiet close to Westgreen and whilst my Mom was visiting we decided to pay it a visit. We spent the morning walking through the beautiful gardens. It's a lovely walk and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hook, United Kingdom
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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love quiet close to Westgreen and whilst my Mom was visiting we decided to pay it a visit. We spent the morning walking through the beautiful gardens. It's a lovely walk and afterwards you can also enjoy some tea and cake at their restaurant. The gift shop is filled with lots of wonderful goodies to take home! Westgreen often... More 

Thank Cindy_Marrison
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful gardens. Good "little" walk about for the kids. We have been 5 time this year as local and enjoy the benefits of National Trust membership. They have regular events(most recent was the Apple Festival) and changes of the gardens draw us back over and over. I will always marvel at the Giant Alliums ! Its not big, its not... More 

Thank Mrandmrsnewlywed
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a sunny autumnal day. Beautiful gardens well kept. Pleasant staff. £8 to enter and £4 if you are a national trust member. Light lunches in the tea room range from £5.50 for soup to £8.50 sausage roll lunch. Limited selection but that is understandable. All fresh foods so smaller the range the better overall quality. They serve lovely... More 

Thank Mintel1303
Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Worth a visit on a non raining day, loverly gardens and plenty of space for kids to run off their energy. Dogs not allowed. Lots of events coming up for December for adults and children, most under cover in the glasshouses so not dependant on the weather.

Thank nowretire
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

But enjoyed the quiet surroundings. A visit earlier in the year would surely have been rewarded with a great colourful display in the gardens. Nevertheless a place to visit.

Thank lenbirnie
Sorrento, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely gardens that meander around small lakes. Nice formal garden area. Nice little tea room. good for ginger beer and cake.

Thank Terry359
Syderstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We used to visit this NT garden quite a lot when we lived in Hampshire. The house is private so only a garden to enjoy. It was nice to come back again after a few years, it's still as delightful as I remember. Just love the dry river bed. I can recommend tea & cake from the restaurant.

Thank Chris-Tourle-Pearse
Surrey, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I met up with some friends to look around the gardens and was pleasantly surprised by this gorgeous garden tucked away near Hartley Witney. It was simply beautiful and peaceful. The food in the café was tasty but pricey. I will definitely return again

Thank mandajaneb
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

As National Trust members, we visit this delightful little place several times a year. Despite the name, there is no house to visit but the grounds are attractively laid out with walks and include a well-stocked walled garden and a lake. There is a tea shop with seating outside in peaceful surroundings and a small shop with some lovely and... More 

Thank Laura R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the garden at West Green House this afternoon and were quite disappointed. It was overgrown with weeds, some of the plant frames were broken or fallen down, the ornamental water features were choked with blanket weed and the Versailles-style water cascade was only working on one side. Totally not worth the £8 each admission. Most public parks are... More 

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MaryMH41, Public Relations Manager at West Green House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your visit to West Green House. In order to respond fully to your comments, we have taken some time to investigate your concerns so please accept our apologies for the delay in replying. Our ponds may appear to be full of weed but in fact these are breeding grounds... More 

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