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Address: 6248 County Rd 4, Tamworth, Ontario K0K 3G0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-379-5898
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Spectacular architectural features

When we were here, drought had been very hard on the gardens and the first impression wasn't as good as we hoped. Still, only 20 minutes off the highway, it was absolutely worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
travellinglandscaper
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Milton, Canada
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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

When we were here, drought had been very hard on the gardens and the first impression wasn't as good as we hoped. Still, only 20 minutes off the highway, it was absolutely worth the drive. The layout of the grounds and the way art and architecture was used was quite beautiful! A June or early July visit should be perfect!... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We attended our good friends' wedding here and were just bewildered at how stunning and intricate the land was. Fantastic wedding, beautiful venue. Well done!

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1 Thank Azimmerman05
Enterprise, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

If you love gardens, gardening and architecture, you MUST visit! Your stroll will take you from small to large, exquisite gardens with statuary, ponds and other accents to enhance the views! There was even a hedge maze! Grab your camera and enjoy the scents, sights and sounds and try their goodies at their Tea Room!

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Thank cnjeves
Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I had a friend visiting who is an avid gardener. We took the tour offered by the owner. The grounds are beautiful, lots to see even a lovely maze. You will need walking shoes for the tour. I was there for a few hours.

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Thank Kathy D
Kingston
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

I spent an hour strolling through the grounds. They are ambitious in what they are doing here. Don't expect weed free beds or immaculate planting beds. I will definitely go back to see it in another season.

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Thank WASKingston
Pickering, Canada
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

I first visited Spindletree Gardens about five years ago and was amazed at the extent of the gardens (20 acres), the design and unusual plant material. Age and ill health of the owner has taken its toll on this former paradise. The gardens are so overgrown with weeds that it is difficult to find the good plants. As a passionate... More 

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2 Thank Christine M
Montreal, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

The atmosphere was nice on the old porch and the food was delicious, however unfortunately since the service was so slow we were not able to tour the gardens. I would still recommend this place for a nice leisure lunch, but suggest you book yourself a good 2 hours for lunch.

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1 Thank Farmgal80
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

Tom and Susan's home and property are a hidden gem. Tom provided a guided tour of the entire property that was both informative and really entertaining. The amount of work he's put into this property over the years is mind boggling, and so diverse. Ponds, rock gardens, rose gardens, an English garden, a cedar maze...even a croquet pavilion complete with... More 

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Kingston
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

As other reviewers have noted, the gardens are varied and the work that has gone into them is tremendous. If you are a gardener, bring your camera and take notes during Tom's tour so that you can add something special to your garden that you admired in his. We stayed for high tea and were overwhelmed by the many delicious... More 

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1 Thank JKW333
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We attended a wedding at Spindle Tree Gardens the first week of June.Not many signs giving directions along the way and our GPS would not recognize it. Asked in town for directions and drove right past the little tent card reading "Spindle Tree Gardens" Really could use a large permanent sign. I was expecting colourful flower gardens but was wowed... More 

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