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June Blake's Garden

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Outstanding

Jimi’s garden is much publicised but June’s need equal billing. Fabulous planting, great us of... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Amoq
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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A plant person’s garden

Called here after visiting Hunting Brook gardens further up the road. The garden is different in... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
T-SGlobetrotters
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Preston, United Kingdom
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The gardens extend over approximately three acres and contain an eclectic collection of plants from around the world including areas of exciting, bold herbaceous planting and a shade garden of ferns, grasses bamboos and other choice woodland plants...more
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Yet another medium sized garden pretending to be Kew Gardens. This is a small area, the photo's used in the publicity shots are carefully taken to give the impression of space, which is not actually the case. My expectations and the reality were at odds....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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JuneB1059, Owner at June Blake's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

I am sorry you find my garden ‘unwelcoming and overrated ‘, it is obviously not the opinion of the vast majority of other reviews. I find your review deeply upsetting and offensive. This garden has always been my home and it is now also home...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Jimi’s garden is much publicised but June’s need equal billing. Fabulous planting, great us of natural features and borrowed landscape frame the garden. Saw some plants we would love to introduce to our garden. Had a chat with June, very hospitable and helpful. Lovely service...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Amoq
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Called here after visiting Hunting Brook gardens further up the road. The garden is different in character to Jimi Blakes garden possibly a little more ‘ordered’ but equally interesting. Most of the herbaceous planting is in a series of rectangular beds thoughtfully planned. Everything is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

In the area for a couple of days and was advised to visit by on e of the local restaurants, really pretty setting. could have spent the whole day sitting there, so peaceful. Make sure you pop in if you have a little time to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Visited in June and then again in August and marvelled at the results of the vision and planning that must go into this unique garden. Lovely café also.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a plantswoman’s garden. A wonderful experience and a garden that we will want to see at other times of the year.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dougsuz
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I had an absolutely amazing afternoon at June's fabulous garden. The garden was stunning in subtle hues of blue and green and June and Dara so generous with their time, especially considering Monty Don was due to visit the next day. The tapestry of textures...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This was on our to-do list for a long time and finally got out recently. June is considered a foremost figure in Irish gardening and it’s easy to see why. The house and setting is stunning and the garden is divided into sections which are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Visited June's garden today, living local and know June , promised myself I'd visit. But never got around to it,Have never written any review on any visits to anywhere before, Basic computer ability. Blowing away by my visit, fabulous gardens lovely coffee and scones and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This was my first visit to the garden though my husband had been before and found it very interesting. I fell totally in love with the way the whole place was laid out. The old buildings had been tastefully restored and added to the overall...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank william p
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