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Hill Close Gardens

Hill Close Gardens Visitor Centre Bread and Meat Close, Warwick CV34 6HF, England
+44 1926 493339
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These have an interesting history and are lovely, I lived in Warwick as a teenager and knew nothing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarriottFamily
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Always a good place to visit

Due to the recent weather condition (very hot and dry) the gardens are not at their best at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave B
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Hill Close Gardens are a rare example of victorian detached leisure/pleasure gardens. Once used by townsfolk who lived above their businesses and wanted to escape from the crowded town centre. Owners and tenants came here after work or on Sundays to tend their flowers, fruit and vegetables or to relax. These gardens have been fully restored to their original charm and boasts a visitor centre that can be hired out and is used as a tearoom on weekends and bank holidays through the summer months. The gardens are open all year during weekdays. Plant / produce / gift sales. Special events are put on throughout the year.
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Hill Close Gardens Visitor Centre Bread and Meat Close, Warwick CV34 6HF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These have an interesting history and are lovely, I lived in Warwick as a teenager and knew nothing about them so was delighted to learn. The gardens are looked after by volunteers and they do a magnificent job. Simple cafe serving snacks and drinks, at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to the recent weather condition (very hot and dry) the gardens are not at their best at the moment but there are still gems to be found. There is a fig tree which looks as if it is going to produce a lot of...More

Thank Dave B
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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dave, Thank you for your review. Yes the weather is so dry. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit and please do come back when we have had some rain and see everything burst back into life.

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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The gardens were really unkempt and dried up. Yes there has been no rain for some time but there were plenty of taps. Our guide was new to the job but simply read from a booklet. She knew no plant names. The restored summer houses...More

Thank Jenny B
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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jenny, thank you for your review. In line with responsible gardeners, we limit watering to the nursery plants, the National Collection of Border chrysanthemums, vegetables and rare plants. We do not water the lawns.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

These gardens are nicely preserved with their original character unspoilt, It was a pleasure to wander around on a hot summer's day and enjoy seeing all the old-fashioned cottage garden plants and the home-grown vegetables which my mother and grandparents would have grown. There was...More

Thank Dianne C
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

We enjoyed wandering around the individual gardens reading the heritage notes and looking at the various restoration photographs...fascinating. The gardens themselves are contrasting. Some pristine yet others a bit neglected. Some concentrating on vegetables, others full of colourful flowers and foliage. The plants for sale...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2018

A real find! Staff and volunteers are committed to this project. Gardens are well kept and each and every garden was a joy to explore. Well worth the visit, so glad we did

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

This is really a hodden gem in this area. Just opposite race course you would never spotted it. But this is a great place to scape coty buzz just in the centre of the city. Tjis place is very well looked after and the collection...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

The gardens have a fascinating history as they are rare survivors of Victorian detached gardens where the middle classes grew flowers, fruit and vegitables as theit own homes had little garden (many were retailers or merchants). The layout remains much the same today but they...More

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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Thank you for your review of Hill Close Gardens, we are really happy you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is a wonderful place, hidden away in Warwick, entrance just off a car park by the racecourse, you wonder if you are in the right place! The gentleman behind the reception was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the gardens. There was a good sized...More

1  Thank Dawn C
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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Sorry we couldn't supply the weather but we are really glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I have been to visit these gorgeous gardens with my mother on a number of occasions and every time I have been greeted with a big friendly smile, a helpful mapped guide and of course, a taste of the scrumptious tea and cake for afters!...More

Thank AOSJess
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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for your review of Hill Close Gardens, we are glad you enjoyed your visits.

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Agata G
May 4, 2017|
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Response from Hill Close G | Property representative |
Hello, unfortunately our Tearoom serves cakes and small snacks. We do have gluten free / vegetarian cakes and snacks. But we don't serve hot meals. Thank you for your query.
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