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Royal National Rose Society Gardens

Chiswell Green, St Albans AL2 3NY, England
+44 1727 952614
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Wonderful place

Sadly greed has once again triumphed over reason and this place will soon be crawling with... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
St Albans, United Kingdom
RNRS not even notifying members of closure

I have been a member of the RNRS for over thirty years and still have membership up to January... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Liz L
United Kingdom
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Chiswell Green, St Albans AL2 3NY, England
+44 1727 952614
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Sadly greed has once again triumphed over reason and this place will soon be crawling with construction traffic thanks to the scourge of society - land hungry developers.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

I have been a member of the RNRS for over thirty years and still have membership up to January 2018. The Society has not even notified its members of the demise of the society and the closure of the garden. The first I heard was...More

11  Thank Liz L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

it says clearly the garden opens on the 11 June, 2017 to 7 August. There is no sign that the park is closed for good. The Rnrs should let the public know that the garden is closed

11  Thank Renata K
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This has now gone into administration. bbc website in May 2017 reported closure. butterfly world nearby also closed.

7  Thank Derek E
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I visit Rose Garden every year in June. There are so many kind of roses in this beautiful and looked after rose gardens.

1  Thank hanna186
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We live quite close to the Royal National Rose Society Gardens and have visited it on a few occasions, the first being when my then partner and I got married and had our wedding photos taken with the garden backdrop. It looked a bit different...More

1  Thank jacksD9242YE
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here on the last day of this years opening season and it was still very enjoyable despite some the roses having finished flowering or not been at their best. Volunteers/ staff all very friendly and a nice little tea room which welcomed all...More

1  Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Visited on the last day to educate myself more on roses. I found a lot of the beds empty and quite unkempt, they needed deadheading badly, and most of the stock not named so not helping me going forward with educated choices. The refreshment area...More

1  Thank froggy697
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The Gardens of the Rose is a marvellous place to visit and dogs are welcome, which is a real plus. We have been visiting these gardens every year for the last 23 years and are never disappointed. There were many roses in bloom when we...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We expected more from a national garden with a hefty £6 entrance fee for what was on offer. We saw far too many roses which needed managing and not a gardener in sight. We were in and out in under an hour.

2  Thank LondonFozzy
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Joy H
5 March 2015|
Response from hrhcinders73 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, though not a huge variety on sale.