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Why only guided tours?

A lovely garden but I cannot see why they only offer guided tours. The garden is suitable for... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
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Very different and worth visiting

Beware - this place although relatively modern is totally unsuited to disabled access alas. The... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2017
Thornton-le-Moor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Took an afternoon stroll around these beautiful gardens with our tour guide Céline who was knowledgeable, spoke at a good pace (which was good for my level of french) and answered our questions on route, in English! Much appreciated :) The gardens are really interesting,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy S
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We thought this would be yet another old garden, but were surprised and delighted to find they were designed in 1996 (by landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson and architect Ian Ritchie). This is a very modern garden. It is full of interest; if you enjoy designing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

A lovely garden but I cannot see why they only offer guided tours. The garden is suitable for visitors to follow the paths on their own and with good descriptions no guide is needed. They could learn a lot from Manor d'Eyrignac.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Whynottrip
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This visit involved a round trip of about 130 kilometres so you can imagine our disappointment when I checked at the ticket office and was told that we would not be allowed to stop or take any rests during the 75 minute tour!! As the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bevanswestwinds
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Their leaflet massively over hypes the gardens and bares so little similarity to the actual gardens as to be a work of fiction (to put it politely). Much of it is woodland - nice enough but not a garden. Various features are supposed to be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank janetZ5097QV
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Beware - this place although relatively modern is totally unsuited to disabled access alas. The tickets have to be purchased at a building in a nearby town square and then you have to wait outside for a guide to come. There is then quite a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Avocettoo
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

error 1! going here with kids who thought (because we thought!) we could explore gorgeous gardens and fountains on our own error 2! not reading the French small print which said you have to be accompanied by a French speaking guide and cannot go on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank lucycarr76
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This is worth a visit. You would miss so much if you did not have the guided tour. How this place has been transformed and the explanations are very interesting. Great views looking over the old and new town. The water feature is the best,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Wendy G
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

A visit to these gardens is more than just looking at pretty flowers. Art, architecture and gardening are combined to make these gardens fantastic. The gardens are terraced and there is a beautiful view of the city from the top. The integration of falling water,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank bwdw
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Like others, we would have liked to have the chance to wander without a guide. The tour was interesting but the interpretation was the imagination of the designers rather than ours. Nevertheless, it was worth going as there are many lovely features, particularly those involving...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ewingston
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