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The Gibberd Garden

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Address: Marsh Lane | Gilden Way, Harlow CM17 0NA, England
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+44 1279 442112
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Wed 14:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 18:00

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Easter treasurer trove

Special events hosted by the garden are always a must. The children can roam the garden with it's many winding, hidden paths and sculptures. The tea room is a good size and buggy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special events hosted by the garden are always a must. The children can roam the garden with it's many winding, hidden paths and sculptures. The tea room is a good size and buggy friendly, they also have a few high chairs. Getting round the garden with a buggy however can be challenging but not impossible. Most of the staff are... More 

Thank Rachel S
Harlow, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for the Easter hunt. It was well organised, great fun and a good way to make sure you get around and see all of the garden. I've been a couple of times before and there were still bits that I hadn't seen. It's a great place for adults and children, with lots of places to run around... More 

1 Thank Arfasleep
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sir Frederick Gibberd was an architect e.g. Liverpool Catholic Cathedral, Town Planner for Harlow New Town and Landscape Architect, for instance, here! We had not heard of him before we found this garden on the website but we are glad that we did. There is a cafe and gift shop so picnics are not allowed inside the garden but we... More 

Thank ShaunH290
Hertford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit of a long walk to Garden; nearly needed a taxi! expected loads of snowdrops as advertised, sure there were clumps of them dotted around, restaurant had to queue 15 minutes for, wont bother next year

Thank Ron B
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely garden! Perfect place to visit on a Spring day, Full of interesting sculptures as well as beautiful trees and plants. The house is interesting too in a quirky way. The lady who gave us a talk about the place was a delight. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The tea room was light and airy which... More 

Thank john_pearsonphillips
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Not one for going to gardens however this was such a surprise with all of its sculptures! Fun for young and old however may be tricksy for less mobile people. Wouldn't recommend wheelchairs if wet as a lot of grass! Didn't go in cafe or house but maybe next time :)

Thank Gwinny12237
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Really nice tea and scones very nice place to see and walk around x feels like the countryside even though we were still in Harlow .

Thank FrankyHarlow
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

On a dull Sunday morning we drove over to see the snowdrops. We got much more from a two hour visit. Spring showing snowdrops in profusion and splashes of early crocus, daffodils and hellebores. Not to forget the sculptures and whimsies. The tea room was busy, rightly so. The soups were running out. The cake was delicious. Modestly priced entry... More 

Thank OrdinHarryman
Essex UK
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312 reviews
158 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We spent a very pleasant afternoon wandering the many aspects of the gardens admiring the sculptures, random pieces of classical architecture and the snowdrops and winter aconites. It's not as splendid as Anglesey Abbey, but still very lovely. And very popular, so be ready to have a walk from your car, and remember to wear wellies for one last Snowdrop... More 

Thank malaita
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A delightful garden with many vistas leading to statues and works of art. Wander the grounds and admire the gardens, there is a fort that was built for the children and can still be invaded. the house is different to the standard house and is interesting to visit. hot drinks are available.

2 Thank mjvaessex

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