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Royal National Rose Society Gardens

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Address: Chiswell Green, St. Albans AL2 3NY, England
Phone Number: (0)1727952614
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Great Rose Collection

I visited here for the first time last July and was impressed by the number of different cultivars and separate beds. I liked the various boards explaining the history of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went to visit on a day when it was free. The roses were magnificent and well set out. There are lots of places to see and admire the flowers

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited here for the first time last July and was impressed by the number of different cultivars and separate beds. I liked the various boards explaining the history of the different types of roses and their growth habits. It was a pleasure to wander round allowing the perfume and visual displays to encompass the senses. There is a pleasant... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Such a gorgeous sight of so many different roses. It gives you a chance to see 9and smell) so many types of roses, which is helpful when deciding on roses for your own garden. There's a nice little coffee shop in the grounds too.

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Kernow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful gardens, a must for rose lovers but wonderful for others too. Even if you are not a gardener, the place is ideal just for a peaceful walk, so close to the M25 and St Albans yet so peaceful and beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My femm's favourite visitation choice. Tucked away in this pretty corner of Hertfordshire, is the most extraordinary collection of roses, 30,000 different varieties. Run by the Royal Society, the gardens demonstrate the English passion for this ubiquitous flower. My femme calls out from the background, "Hear Hear!". There are also companion plants that happily co-exist with roses. Vast beds of... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited the Gardens of the Rose on the last day of public opening in 2014 (dates were 7th June - 3rd August) and think we missed be best of the season. The first area we walked around all the rose flowers had died (i.e. just loads of dead-heads); in addition the rose arches no-longer had any roses on them.... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We are very luck y to have this place o go and relax. Its really come along since we had the lottery grant. Thanks for saving something wonderful for us.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful gardens, gorgeous flowers in tranquil surroundings, we really enjoyed walking around, smelling the fragrances. It was a delight. BUT do not rely on the tearoom for food, bring a picnic. I really wish we had done so. The sandwiches cost over £4 each for basic supermarket sliced bread and a a slice of processed ham, slimy and unappetising. They... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

What a gem, a most beautiful tranquil rose filled garden. Beautifully laid out, with probably every rose ever invented. The scent was gorgeous, following you around, without having to bend to smell roses. Three ornamental ponds and other plants and trees to compliment the roses. They must be considered past their best, as the garden closes for the winter next... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Well laid out and maintained rose and flower gardens. Good parking and tasty clotted cream scones. Easy to follow, level paths so good for elderly and babes in prams. Absolutely beautiful on a sunny day. Would have liked to have more details on Rose names etc but a minor critiscm.

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