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Capel Manor Gardens

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Address: Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ, England
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capel manor

lots of flowers and trees fish and lots of gardens to see bring your camera and good walking shoes a good walled garden with flowers and shrubs you can drink or eat as well a map... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

lots of flowers and trees fish and lots of gardens to see bring your camera and good walking shoes a good walled garden with flowers and shrubs you can drink or eat as well a map is given free

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you visit Capel Manor gardens on one of their open day you are in for a treat. However, you can go there at any time of the year, (see their website for details) They have a few animals in there which is nice for the kids to look at and the Meerkats are so funny. But aside from that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely gardens to walk around and admire all the hard work done at this great place. Go in September when the Classic Car Show's on for a lovely afternoon as well.

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Thank DavidNormanS
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I found the gardens very tidy and fun to visit. It was large enough to enjoy and walk around with great variety. the kids loved it too.

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Thank laljet1
St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Capel Manor Gardens are part of a horticultural college so don't go expecting a single coherent pristine garden experience as some gardens are work in progress, other previous award winning gardens need a bit of tender loving care. However there are a huge range of different gardens and plants on display and it is a very large site which you... More 

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Thank Andrew R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

The variety of plants and the beauty of the gardens are impressive. I have smelled every rose I came across and was dizzy at the end of the day. I highly recommend it. The entry is only £5.5 / adult.

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Thank Wawa20142014
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We were delighted by our day out at Capel Manor. The variety of show gardens is impressive - from japanese to Italian to english and more - and the whole area is easy to navigate and accessible. Well worth getting the annual family membership if you live locally.

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Thank Lucy H
Enfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have actually visited twice recently after a period of not having been here. On our first recent visit we discovered that lots of improvements have been made to the gardens, with a refurbished Japanese garden, some great exhibits of peonies, clematis, etc. in the gardening Which? test gardens and, best of all, great improvements and additions to the animal/zoo... More 

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Thank EnfieldPeter
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The Waltham Abbey U3A group spent the afternoon looking round the impressive gardens at Capel Manor and finished with a very nice cream tea

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Thank terry1947186338
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

We took my disabled mum here, they had mobility scooters to borrow. The gardens looked lovely and were great to give you ideas. We lived going round all the different areas and the added bonus of a few animals. The staff were friendly and the young man on reception was very supportive and helpful. Well worth the entrance fee and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom

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

over a year ago
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom

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

over a year ago

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