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Beautiful- we’ll worth a visit

We really enjoyed our visit to Beth’s garden. The beautiful spacious garden has paths you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jessi-Lou23
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Beautiful retreat

My husband and I enjoyed a peaceful and educational visit to the gardens. We were lucky to have a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sarahdY1952FO
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Open 7 days a week 7.5 Acres of inspirational Gardens. Entrance fee from £4.50 depending on season (under 16's free except on special event days). Gravel Garden, extensive Nursery and Tearoom all free to gain access. The Beth Chatto Gardens began in...more
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Elmstead Market Clacton Road, Colchester CO7 7DB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had visited the gardens previously which isn't large , so on this occasion we just stopped for coffee and a stroll round to look at the various plants , of which there are many . The prices varied but they didn't all look at...More

Thank iristerry2014
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your comments. Coming into the autumn many plants start to loose their leaves, especially after the summer we have just experienced. I've just taken a stroll around the nursery and the plants look stunning, other than perhaps the Hostas which are also...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Beth’s garden. The beautiful spacious garden has paths you can follow to ensure you take in all her hard work. After visiting in the spring, the difference was amazing. Deffinatley take a camera. The coffee and gift shops are...More

Thank Jessi-Lou23
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Pleased you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you in the Autumn and Winter perhaps.......

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a peaceful and educational visit to the gardens. We were lucky to have a tour of the seed bed and the expertise, passion & enthusiasm made my day. certainly come back.

Thank sarahdY1952FO
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so privileged to have such passionate staff working here at the Gardens. Look forward to seeing you again soon. We have free talks and torus at our Autumn Plant Fair in October!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent a relaxed, enjoyable sunny afternoon wandering around Beth Chatto Gardens, photos do not do them justice. Although not large they are hugely varied with different planting’s for dry, shady, sunny and wet areas. Easy to stroll round with plenty of seats to sit on...More

Thank twobs_10
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for visiting and for your review. We are blessed with wonderful staff who are passionate about Beth Chatto. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this yesterday and walked for hours round and round the acres of gardens which were the life’s work of the late and much missed Beth Chato. Every time I passed a flower bed, border, waters edge, I had to stop and gasp at the...More

Thank MJMTaylor2016
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this garden today and were bold over with the beautiful garden. The ponds are wonderful and the planting is fabulous. The cafe had some wonderful food on offer, and garden sale of plants were in plenty.

Thank blueboytwo
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review, so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d been planning on visiting Beth Chatto’s gardens for years & it didn’t disappoint. Unfortunately the day we chose to visit was pouring with rain but it didn’t dampen the enjoyment. The gardens themselves are absolutely stunning and it gave me plenty of ideas for...More

Thank LexiJane
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful lush gardens with interesting planting. Lots of different garden areas to explore. We enjoyed a lovely cup of tea and cake in the cafe. Well worth visiting. Well stocked nursery

Thank Fearless785381
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review. Pleased you enjoyed your visit, including the cake :-).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being new to gardening i was interested to see some of the more unusual plants on sale here. There is a real variety of different plants.

Thank BackPacker798976
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pleased you enjoyed your visit and the plants in our nursery. Beth originally named her nursery Unusual Plants! Many of the plants we sell here are propagated by our own Production from cuttings and seeds taken from the Gardens. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Beth Chatto gardens is a must if you are in the area, they are just the most beautiful gardens we have been to. They are kept in immaculate conditions. it's a paradise so peaceful and tranquil. The garden centre and cafe are...More

Thank PaulTennismad
Debsul07, Public Relations Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Paul - so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens.

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hbridge2016
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Response from Debsul07 | Property representative |
No sorry not paved routes however much of the garden is available to a wheelchair or pushchair
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I am sorry but this question got lost in Tripadvisor and we have only just seen it.. Yes there are baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet so plenty of space and can be used by mum or dad. We are also breastfeeding... More
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