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Laid out 1933-34 on the site of 18th-and 19th-century pleasure gardens, this is a wonderful place to relax and people-watch.
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Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1EE, England
+44 1225 477101
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Reviewed yesterday

The town council better get their finger out before this place becomes a total Free State for heroin users. I saw needles everywhere and I spotted, not once!, any form of control or police presence. Why 1 star? Because of the lovely view of Pulteney...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 363tourist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place with beautiful flowers. Very nice surroundings, nice kept garden. Just sit there and relax little bit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nancy D
Reviewed December 11, 2018

In the summer enjoy listening to the band play in the bandstand. Deck chairs available to sit and rest. You wouldn’t believe that you could find such a lovely garden in the middle of a busy city.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jan19572017
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Nice walk along the river to be had here plus relaxing strolling in a garden area. But, beyond that, not much to justify the modest fee you have to pay for admission. Nicer walks to be had without a ticket in the downtown areas.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OCReporter2
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Glorious well kept gardens<, with some lovely walks and fantastic views over the river, an ideal spot for a picnic.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Charles G
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Beautiful gradens with interesting statues, monuments and great views of Pultney Bridge and weir. Enjoyed a late afternoon stroll after a river boat cruise. Clean and immaculate gardens.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank toberaie
Reviewed October 15, 2018

When we come to bath, and we have been many times. We always take time to walk through Parade Gardens. Always a pleasure to just stroll round and have a gander at the plants, and the Rver. I stiil do not know why they have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank omega132857
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I went here for the Bath Christian Festival in July where this attraction was open free of charge (normally there is a charge). It's a well kept garden by the river with tea shop. On this occasion there was great music too,

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paintingman
Reviewed October 10, 2018

So we didn't enter, but they're well kept and you can see why some are prepared to pay. They can still be enjoyed by looking down into them. Bath has loads of lovely free parks so not sure why this one has a charge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1948Gooner1948
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Other travelers seemed upset about having to pay an entry fee. I appreciated it though, since the grounds are well maintained and there were no loiterers etc.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LKotsonas
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January 17, 2019|
Response from jacw2000 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure there were no picnic tables last summer. There is a café with tables, but they might not like you taking in a picnic. it would be nice to sit on the grass
robert h
November 28, 2015|
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Response from Redcar21 |
Yes you can take dogs I think but I think they must be kept on leads