The Gibberd Garden

The Gibberd Garden, Harlow: Hours, Address, The Gibberd Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

The Gibberd Garden
4.5
Wednesday
14:00 - 17:00
Sunday
14:00 - 17:00
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E H
6 contributions
Interesting gardens
Oct 2020
An interesting garden well worth a visit with a nice tea room. The garden is not large but there are a lot of hidden areas to explore so quite good for children as well.
Written 26 August 2021
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Bromleypeople
Bromley, UK22 contributions
Intriguing Peaceful Woodland Sculpture Garden
Aug 2021 • Friends
Intriguing woodland garden dotted with sculptures with the home of important British modernist architect at it's centre near Harlow, Essex. Tucked away and a small entrance almost hidden by a huge housing development, Gilden Park, being built by Taylor Wimpey. They have put 2 very small signs for the Garden on their security fencing that dwarfs the turn off for the Gardens. I sincerely hope they are giving generous support to the Gardens as I was told the past disruption had affected visitors numbers. Clearly the Gardens are run on a shoe string by a trust and the dedication of volunteers who were friendly and helpful. With one full time gardener this is a natural wooded garden, peaceful and certainly a conversation point with many, mainly modern, sculptures, dotted around. It was rather sad to see the modernest home of Frederick Gibberd closed and in need of maintenance. Surely some modernist architectural group could be supporting this listed building in some way? Anyway a very enjoyable afternoon spent there rounded off by refreshments served by cheerful volunteers in the gazebo structures near the entrance. Geneous parking in a field nearby. Low entry charges but why no gift aid when they clearly need to raise funds? Small shop selling local products etc .Good attractive information guide to Gardens and sculptures. Very enjoyable and should be known far more widely by those with an enjoyment of natural surroundings, sculpture or modern architecture.
Written 25 August 2021
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Duncan & Maria
Harlow, UK10 contributions
In the garden great - Outside = rude dictators trying to enforce private rules on public land!
Aug 2020
Nice relaxing place to visit with or without children and no time limit so family picnics are pleasant but when it is closed DO NOT PARK on the massive public flied next door. After half an hour of letting my Dachshund have a run around I got back to my disabled vehicle to find a very rude note left on the windscreen saying if I park here again my disability vehicle will be towed away. The blue badge in the window gave them no clue that a disabled person was using the PUBLIC field NOT on their property. Appalling treatment of disabled people!
Written 25 July 2021
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hilary d
London, UK443 contributions
Gibberd Gardens 9.5.21
May 2021
This was our second visit to this lovely place(last visit 2018).this time we came with another couple.The gardens are so beautiful and peaceful(just what we needed!).We will definetly return!
Written 11 May 2021
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Shelley D
London, UK2 contributions
It’s like entering Narnia!!
Mar 2020 • Couples
I absolutely love the Gibberd Gardens, it’s like entering Narnia, a far cry from 21st Century Harlow. A beautiful walk around and a lovely way to pass an afternoon. Haven’t checked the tea rooms out yet but hoping to return before Autumn is over.
Written 25 October 2020
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julesforeman
London, UK15 contributions
Tranquil yet family friendly
Aug 2020 • Friends
I loved this garden so much. It is really naturalistic planting, no herbaceous borders here! It's so relaxing and tranquil. I liked how the sculptures were hidden away amongst the planting and all the children around us seemed to love searching for and finding them - it was a joy to see children enjoying the outdoors.

Every volunteer we met was so friendly and helpful and they even had some fun activities for families to join.

Finally, I was impressed with the covid restrictions and cleaning which was obvious and very thorough.
Written 26 August 2020
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maryw16862kx
Bromley, UK82 contributions
A lovely and stimulating afternoon
Aug 2020
We went to this fascinating and fun garden today and had such a good time. From the time we arrived the gentle and enthusiastic staff and advice on directions from volunteer set the scene so well.
The challenge of finding the 89 sculptures in the grounds was stimulating and got the camera snapping happily .we so enjoyed our afternoon so thanks for having us we will be back.
Written 23 August 2020
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World travel
Manchester, UK44 contributions
A magical place to visit.
Jun 2020 • Family
What an amazing find. We had a magical afternoon exploring the beautiful gardens and exciting sculptures. The kids adored the space and the fort was so much fun. The flowers and trees and breathtaking. The volunteers are so friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning soon.
Written 21 June 2020
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Paul C
Harlow, UK9 contributions
Amazing
Mar 2020 • Family
Beautiful location to spend your time with family in nature, relaxing place with amazing views around
Written 5 March 2020
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Adam F
1 contribution
bring back curious yellow
Jun 2019
The best place to unwind and learn all in one place, i enjoy the summer and winter days in gibberd garden they have event all year round. check them out
Written 7 January 2020
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