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Capel Manor Gardens

Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ, England
+44 845 612 2122
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This is a great place to see some of the old Chelsea gardens and others by past students and garden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chailey L
London, England, United Kingdom
capel manor 11/8/2017

finally got to visit this place having been to forty hall,mydleton gardens and hopleys in much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hilary d
London, United Kingdom
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Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ, England
+44 845 612 2122
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to see some of the old Chelsea gardens and others by past students and garden desginers I get loads of ideas to dream about. I love the Italian garden and the Queen Mother garden the diffrences in styles and planning...More

Thank Chailey L
DrDowbigginOBE, Manager at Capel Manor Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for this and I might add that lots of people who visit to get ideas actually come back and do a course or two as then you really get ideas (and lots ofm advice) Bests Steve Dowbiggin OBE Retired Principal

Reviewed 1 week ago

finally got to visit this place having been to forty hall,mydleton gardens and hopleys in much hadham.very nice gardens and reasonably priced.not so keen on the cafe which a bit uninspiring.More

Thank hilary d
DrDowbigginOBE, Manager at Capel Manor Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for this report and for visiting. I feel it maybe helpful for others to just explain that Capel Manor College is just that, a college and therefore our catering facilities are primarily for use by students. The refectory, and the prices and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Day out with grandchildren 3 and 5. Plenty to see. Collection of animals. Nature trail includes secret fairy garden and maize. Lovely walks in open spaces children could play in safety. Arrived at 11.00am and had to force children away at 5.00pm. Plenty of...More

Thank davidpaullewin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this week on a sunny day so saw the gardens at their best. Only £5 entry for seniors and well worth it. We particularly enjoyed the Fairy Forest, the Maze, and The Folly, but all the individual gardens were superb. There were 60 gardens...More

Thank Blondie2969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a Monday afternoon - not many people here. It would probably be more lively during term time as it is an agricultural college. I liked the Which? trial gardens and the woodland gardens were pleasing. The formal gardens and walled gardens were...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on a Sunday morning ,easy to get too ,just off the M25 ,had a two for one voucher ,plus being a oldie we got in for £5 amazing place so much to see ,plenty of seating around to rest ,the gardens are just...More

Thank edgun3452
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing! The gardens are beautiful – and the perfect location for a wedding. Although, you have to pray for the weather as we weren’t too lucky. The house is equally as lovely. Plenty of room. The staff were friendly. Although it was...More

Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last week I was taken to Capel Manor Gardens by my mum in law. I am a keen gardener and was absolutely inspired by the size of the grounds, the variety of gardens and the designs of garden 'furniture' such as fountains, benches, restored old...More

Thank Marijkedol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to pick my son up from college.And why I was waiting had a look around staff are friendly and welcoming very helpful..had a cuppa nice restaurant clean and tidy..Gardens are wonderful so lovely to look at and very relaxing place.x

1  Thank paulasteven12
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I don't understand the reason why such a beautiful garden has to keep in cages monkeys, owls, exotic birds and turtles. So sad. Really sad.

3  Thank Giuseppe R
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Bosco D
30 June 2016|
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Response from EnfieldPeter | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of the national bee count but we get loads of bees in our garden in Enfield. They seem to particularly like our large purple flowered Hebe shrub in the front garden but go to lots of the other plants as... More
Margaret B
11 June 2016|
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Response from bobbypiggins | Reviewed this property |
It's very worth a visit,also if you don't fancy paying the superb Myddlton house gardens (+forty hall)are free and only quarter of mile away just past piedbull pub
Hi Paul, I am the principal at Capel Manor college and we were very concerned with and upset about your comments posted on trip advisor. As you can see we generally attract very good comments and your comments are quite at variance with others visiting at the same time. I am not sure if you realise that we are a charity and we rely on income from visitors to help us offer education and training to over 2,000 students. as I am sure you are aware any garden is a living thing and as such has moods and periods when it is being prepared or revitalised. As it happens I am puzzled by some of your comments. For exam[le there is no record of the Japanese garden being closed since its refurbishment was completed several weeks ago so I would be interested in when you visited and why you thought it was closed (the senior gardener on duty on Sunday 5th and other staff are quite clear that the Japanese garden was open on that day. There is a programme for dead heading roses where appropriate and we are following this. Also some ramblers climbers and rugosa's are deliberately left as they produce hips which are ornamental in the autumn. A lot of he gardens are sponsored and also won medals at Chelsea. Your comment re clashing colours is subjective and personal and one of the things we pride ourselves on is our diversity and the fact that everyone seems to find something they like when they visit. We are also surprised about your comment that the gardens are repetitive as this is the exact opposite to the normal comments. Also we have just experienced a heat wave and that has put strain on the gardens. We would like to thank you for taking the time to comment and would be happy to meet you sometime to explain more about what we are doing and what we hope to achieve. best wishes Steve Dowbiggin Principal
6 July 2015|
Response from wheelieHertfordshire | Reviewed this property |
I have been to Capel Manor. I love it there. I love to walk around the grounds. The colours, the peace and quiet. There are s many interesting things to see. They hold regular event days. The college is renown and the work... More