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Capel Manor Gardens

Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ, England
+44 845 612 2122
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A fascinating variety of experiences

Capel Manor is a specialist college offering courses for those interested in careers involving... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
A running disaster

I don't normally leave bad reviews but I felt I had to on this occasion! I visited with the wife... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ, England
+44 845 612 2122
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Capel Manor is a specialist college offering courses for those interested in careers involving plants, animals and the environment, and this range of interests is reflected in its 30 acres of garden — open to the public for a modest fee. It is a great...More

Thank MrAndrewHaynes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I don't normally leave bad reviews but I felt I had to on this occasion! I visited with the wife and baby a week back and felt so disappointed that both myself and wife seemed stunned that the place was in such a tip! We...More

3  Thank ErkanZeki
DrDowbigginOBE, Manager at Capel Manor Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

This is such a surprise given feedback we receive and all the comments from others who visited over the week before, the weekend of and the weekend after your visit. I think one of the challenges for us is that we are NOT a dedicated...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Garden is attached to Capel Manor Horticultural College. Different types of gardens. Sometimes in Chelsea Flower Show. Ponds where dragonflies can be seen. Shop and cafe. Gets especially busy on themed events such as Classic Cars.

Thank Christine_Matthews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you like scooters and anything Mods it the place to go! Everything from bits of scooters and engines to beer and sca!More

Thank Lotuselam
DrDowbigginOBE, Manager at Capel Manor Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Hi Thanks for this and we are so pleased you enjoyed the event last year. The organizers have moved the 2017 event to a larger field adjacent to Abridge village hall, we will miss them but wish them every success as the event just gets...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We visit the gardens every year at Christmas and it's always lovely. The kids love exploring the different gardens and the little maze. They make a real effort at Christmas, getting to visit Santa in the big house is pretty special. Decent food and drinks...More

1  Thank Kspeller
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a treasure of a place and is perfect for a relaxing stroll or just a rest as it takes you away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lifestyles. Good for individuals, couples or families. The setting is so attractive with a...More

Thank Sunnylover15
DrDowbigginOBE, Manager at Capel Manor Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Hi thanks for this review. Autumn is always a difficult time. As soon as we tidy up leaves they drop of again and also we are working around gardens and putting them to bed for the Winter. I thought the winter colour was exceptional this...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

What an awe-inspiring residence. So beautiful and the grounds are amazing. Even roses blooming. Stunning. Well worth the money. Well done to each and everyone

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We are living in north London and sometimes need place for a relaxing family day out. Capel manor gardens was great place for a relaxing time: here you can find different style of gardens, names on a plants, animals.. We went here at the end...More

1  Thank L'au R
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Easy to find, plenty of parking and affordable entry. In fact this is a gardeners heaven with something for all the family. Lots of design ideas in small show. tableaux as you walk through sunflower street. Even a collection of animals, well looked after and...More

1  Thank kiwisteph2015
Reviewed 2 October 2016

It has been several years since i last visited here and some of the gardens look like they have not been touched for a long time. These used to be beautiful and now tired and run down. Other gardens have been created that are very...More

Thank KimCrudgington
DrDowbigginOBE, Manager at Capel Manor Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear Kim, we are very disappointed with your review and I can assure you all gardens are being maintained on a regular basis. Gardening is complex and it is not possible to have all gardens looking pristine all the time as nature does not work...More

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Bosco D
29 June 2016|
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Response from EnfieldPeter | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of the national bee count but we get loads of bees in our garden in Enfield. They seem to particularly like our large purple flowered Hebe shrub in the front garden but go to lots of the other plants as... More
Margaret B
11 June 2016|
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Response from bobbypiggins | Reviewed this property |
It's very worth a visit,also if you don't fancy paying the superb Myddlton house gardens (+forty hall)are free and only quarter of mile away just past piedbull pub
Hi Paul, I am the principal at Capel Manor college and we were very concerned with and upset about your comments posted on trip advisor. As you can see we generally attract very good comments and your comments are quite at variance with others visiting at the same time. I am not sure if you realise that we are a charity and we rely on income from visitors to help us offer education and training to over 2,000 students. as I am sure you are aware any garden is a living thing and as such has moods and periods when it is being prepared or revitalised. As it happens I am puzzled by some of your comments. For exam[le there is no record of the Japanese garden being closed since its refurbishment was completed several weeks ago so I would be interested in when you visited and why you thought it was closed (the senior gardener on duty on Sunday 5th and other staff are quite clear that the Japanese garden was open on that day. There is a programme for dead heading roses where appropriate and we are following this. Also some ramblers climbers and rugosa's are deliberately left as they produce hips which are ornamental in the autumn. A lot of he gardens are sponsored and also won medals at Chelsea. Your comment re clashing colours is subjective and personal and one of the things we pride ourselves on is our diversity and the fact that everyone seems to find something they like when they visit. We are also surprised about your comment that the gardens are repetitive as this is the exact opposite to the normal comments. Also we have just experienced a heat wave and that has put strain on the gardens. We would like to thank you for taking the time to comment and would be happy to meet you sometime to explain more about what we are doing and what we hope to achieve. best wishes Steve Dowbiggin Principal
6 July 2015|
Response from wheelieHertfordshire | Reviewed this property |
I have been to Capel Manor. I love it there. I love to walk around the grounds. The colours, the peace and quiet. There are s many interesting things to see. They hold regular event days. The college is renown and the work... More