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A bit messy

The gardens were a bit overgrown and the owner really should have a bit of a tidy up. A lot of long... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Linda A
Maldon, United Kingdom
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 August 5, 2017
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Shipley B4399, Holme Lacy HR2 6LS, England
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

This tourist attraction was very disappointing, a total waste of time and money. In my opinion it should be shut down as it certainly didn't meet it's description. The gardens (if you can call them gardens?) are down a long overgrown track which we walked...More

2  Thank Helen H
Reviewed June 20, 2018

The gardens were a bit overgrown and the owner really should have a bit of a tidy up. A lot of long grass to walk through, but there is some interest. The indoor swimming pool is green and grubby and the plants around the edge...More

1  Thank Linda A
Reviewed August 5, 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 August 4, 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 !!

2  Thank PETERPAN342
Reviewed June 1, 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

3  Thank jaysee03
Reviewed May 4, 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

1  Thank Trish C
Reviewed April 27, 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

2  Thank Mary H
Reviewed April 24, 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 March 28, 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 September 24, 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
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