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Norwood Gardens & Tea Rooms
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Llanllwni
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Lovely grassed carpark. Very few visitors on a mid August day. Tea rooms were Ok but the soup of the day came with excellent bread but was a very mediocre packet soup. The gardens were interesting and quite well kept, but as the owner told us that he was the only one looking after it, the signs were there of some deterioration in the beds. Himalayan Balsam is rife throughout many areas. However it was peaceful and the admission charges were very reasonable. With renewed help/investment these gardens could be a real gem.

Thank brynelfed
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

You can spend a very enjoyable afternoon here, part way between Lampeter and Carmarthen. Set on the hillside with spectacular views, treat yourself to a tour of the lovely gardens followed by a cream tea in the pleasant cafe. They also do nice light snacks and the hosts offer a really warm welcome. Coaches welcome apparently, closed in the winter, coffee gets topped up for nothing, plenty of gardening books to read - very comfortable. We will be back soon for sure.

Thank Annmarie P
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

We passed this garden on our first attempt to visit but went back and were so glad we did. Might not be the biggest but it had so much to see and a lot that we had ourselves, it wasn't too formal but had an interesting layout and we could take the dog. The areas where daffodils had flowered had been left to nature and looked so natural (perhaps what someone else described as neglect). It was so peaceful and seats dotted around so you could sit in a little corner and take it all in, the colours in the light and dark garden were glorious. We had a coffee and a chat with the owner before leaving and unfortunately he is having to give up his dream of finishing the garden due a mixture of reasons, we wished we could have afford to buy him out and finish it for him, or maybe him finish it for us. Please visit while you have the chance its worth it.

Thank elvis504160
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

Norwood Garden and Tea Rooms is situated between Carmarthen and Lampeter. Developed in 2002 the garden has evolved since and matured. The layout is built around the Long Walk and there are features on both sides. Unfortunatwly, while the grassed area are cut the beds and borders show a high level of neglect. Lots of plants needed significant attention and some were well past their best, There were lots of weeds and untidy areas. Given that this season (2016) has been wet and hardly good gardening weather some allowance can be made but if this garden is to attract visitors then much needs to be done. An example of the garden's problems was the Potager area where the design looked tired and odd, the runner beans planted here were miserable and the beetroot looked out of sorts.We had planned a two hour visit but the garden so lacking colour and interest that we left in half and hour, and that included time for a cup of tea. Opportunites to make the visit enjoyable were missed everywhere. Finally the toilets were dirty and the tea room floor was also dirty. Really the £5 entrance fee was hardly worth it. There are many much nicer gardens in this area.

Thank Roger B
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

this place has lovely gardens
the gardens are run bynice owners
it provides cafe food
tea coffee cake etc just ok

Thank midyfudge
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