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Forbury Gardens

Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Beautiful gardens, cared for by amazing gardeners

Traveling to visit our daughter who lives looking out on these gardens. They are cared for all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ronle
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Midlands
Perfectly located sanctuary to chill out and let the world go by.

Located just a minute or so from Reading town, Forbury Gardens is a perfect place to spend a lunch... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Matt J
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lion statue” (14 reviews)
“maiwand lion” (14 reviews)
“abbey ruins” (16 reviews)
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Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling to visit our daughter who lives looking out on these gardens. They are cared for all year and have the most wonderful settings for a relaxing hour in the summer and winter

Thank ronle
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Located just a minute or so from Reading town, Forbury Gardens is a perfect place to spend a lunch hour, a quick 5-minute rest or a longer picnic. If you forget your picnic there is a place to get coffee, ice creams as well as...More

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It's a lovely place to be on a sunny day. On Sundays, they have bands playing for free, which makes the environment very pleasant.

Thank nati_s04
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Nothing better to visit this lovely garden if the sun is shinning. There a coffee/ice-cream facility and the benches are not enough if you plan to sit... Better to take a blanket and sit in the grass. The kids can play and run around enjoying...More

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 19 March 2017

a long established green space that was the outer courtyard of Reading abbey .Now presented as a formal garden, it is a quiet green space in Reading Town centre,

Thank IanTravller M
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It is unusual to find a lion in Reading. Some research will reveal that the person responsible for this statue was also unfamiliar with how a lion proceeds.

Thank Guilfybear
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I love how people seem to slow down in Forbury Gardens, the flowers are so pretty and well arranged ornamentally, the lion statue is so imposing, the band stand so pretty and lots of groups of people see to always be in a good mood...More

Thank Tania C
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Pretty flower beds, historic fountain and next to the ruins of an abbey founded in 1121. Henry II was buried by the high altar, which is now beneath the adjacent car park of Reading Gaol, built in the 1840s. Events are sometimes held here. A...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Relaxation after the purchase of Forbury Gardens, because there is cozy for the kids too, not just boring shopping in stores. It was a good idea Forbury Garden ice rink, which was not too big, but still enjoyed the kids.

Thank Traveler_4season
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Nice, clean open space for a picnic or relaxing in the park. There's also a small cafe kiosk in the summer, and sometimes an ice cream van as well. It's a 5 minute walk from the Oracle Shopping Centre so easily accessible, but is surprisingly...More

Thank Kittyn101
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hazelpderry
Could you please recommend the best place to park for the Gardens.
20 December 2015|
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Natalie-kin
Does anybody know what time it open and close please?
22 July 2015|
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