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Very model of an English Garden

The garden is deceptively large and hides a large pond. The herbaceous borders are a delight and... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
David D
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Bloomin' good

Standing on the site of an old market garden near the River Stour at Sandwich, The Salutation was... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Peter L
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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The Salutation Knightrider Street | The Salutation, Sandwich CT13 9EW, England
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

The gardens are delightful. We have visited twice in August and in September and there are a wealth of interesting And unusual plants to see. We spent ages there as iit was so tranquil. There is some inspired gardening going on here. The garden staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

These are beautiful gardens. The beds are laid out in a formal style but planted less formally and more cottage garden. The exotic beds are a wonder of plants and a very colourful palate. The different parts of the garden give you different feelings and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The garden is deceptively large and hides a large pond. The herbaceous borders are a delight and the dahlias sumptuous. The views towards the magnificent Lutyens mansion cannot be bettered and the overall effect is one of serene beauty. I would caution however, avoid buying...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 1 September 2018

After reading the story of the gardens in The English Garden magazine and moving to the area recently, we thought we would visit them and have lunch. The Dahlias which this garden is particularly known for are really stunning at the moment, so well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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The-Salutation, Guest Relations at The Salutation Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Dear Louise, many thanks for your feedback. As you may have seen from signs around the entrance to the gardens, we are pleased to say that we have finally gained planning permission to erect a full 'comfort' block. This has been some very time in...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Passionately presented and cared for garden, better than any other garden which we visited in the area, despite the very dry summer. Well done to the gardeners.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Standing on the site of an old market garden near the River Stour at Sandwich, The Salutation was designed by Edwin Lutyen. Living not far away, we have witnessed over the years the dedication and hard work that has resulted in the beautiful attraction The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter L
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful time we had, from the delicious, well presented tea, views of the garden, g&t's on the terrace followed by a stroll around the beautiful gardens. The service was very good, I loved the fact they talked us through the afternoon tea. Would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue13052015
Reviewed 23 August 2018

If you know your plants, then this place will really interest you. The mix of tropical and cottage planting, along with the kitchen garden and other formal areas, is not something which I have seen before. The combination of plating is bold and imaginative and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HonitonSaint
Reviewed 12 August 2018

These gardens are delightful. Have been to many gardens in the South East of England and I think these could be my favourite. So much to see, lots of interest and thoughtfully placed seating everywhere. I shall definitely go back again at another time of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joanna J
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Lovely gardens. A lovely wander round (you can take dogs). Also have a cafe and a restaurant. The gardens are beautifully kept and several different areas. Several benches giving you the opportunity to sit and enjoy the peaceful setting.

Date of experience: August 2018
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23 July 2018|
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Response from E M | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are spectacular at the moment despite the weather!
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Response from Emma J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as they're on a lead. Also there is a water bowl in the potting shed/diy tea room for dogs too