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Very nice - just had a few minutes to look around - free entry. Good standard set by students of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norwich, United Kingdom

I actually went to Hadlow college to learn about Horticulture and get my exams, and i loved it... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Kent, United Kingdom
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The 8 acres of garden are formed around a 100 metre long double mixed border backed with clipped Yew hedges and columnar Oak trees. From the border run two grass avenues lined with clipped hedges. Hanging from this structure are a variety of large...more
Hadlow College | Tonbridge Road, Hadlow, Tonbridge TN11 0AL, England
+44 1732 853211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice - just had a few minutes to look around - free entry. Good standard set by students of the college

Thank David232
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How difficult is it to make an edible Bacon sandwich our first sandwich turned up with fossilised cheap streaky bacon you could snap in half and burnt when I complained I was told it was my fault for not having butter on it and told...More

Thank honesty390
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Am assuming due to the dry weather that the gardens have been left to their own devices, such a shame as probably looked lovely earlier in the year, visited Wisley yesterday & they are managing so come on Hadlow pull your finger out, didn’t take...More

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

As soon as you walk in you see weeds all over the place. The grasses garden is literally 30% 6 ft thistles. It looks as if all garden staff was sacked or left as nowhere in the garden is any evidence of any work done....More

4  Thank Philip O
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I think they are doing the gardens up,parts of them look a bit overgrown, need cutting back and weeding in some areas. Some areas are being refurbished.

Reviewed 1 June 2018

I was expecting these gardens to show off the talents of the horticultural college but they were the worst kept gardens I have ever visited. All the beds were covered in weeds and, from the size of them, they looked as if they had been...More

2  Thank wowfactor
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

A great wander around the gardens which have a large selection of garden styles to see - it’s always great to see a training garden mind you - reminds me of my horticulture training days. Some beautiful alliums and a grass snake to top off...More

Thank kate2321
Reviewed 9 May 2018

I actually went to Hadlow college to learn about Horticulture and get my exams, and i loved it there it was the best time of my life, and i remember planting up part of the gardens, when i came back after many years the plants...More

Thank Cazzy1971
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Cafe nice decor and relaxing atmosphere. Fab scones with jam and cream. Gardens very pretty on a summers day. Worth a visit.

Thank Hayley C
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I wanted to check out the Gardens, as I live fairly locally. Not the best time of year to visit but decided to try out the Cafe for a late breakfast, followed by a walk around the Gardens. The breakfast was great and the cafe...More

Thank Juvr
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Lesley G
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Yes, train to tonbridge from westgate on sea and then bus to hadlow college.