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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A wonderful place to visit and we managed to visit on the penultimate day of the 2015 season. The gardens are only open when the roses are in bloom and looking their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Rafz, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went to that garden a long way only to find out that it is closed since August 2 (but on google it had to be opened). We Stand in front of a fence and saw hundreds of roses blooming. So we were not able to understand why it is closed as we have Summer holidays now. We were very... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A wonderful place to visit and we managed to visit on the penultimate day of the 2015 season. The gardens are only open when the roses are in bloom and looking their best. There are huge varieties of roses on display grouped together into various families of rose and a lot of information on display. This place really is an... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stunning Garden so many Roses, you will lose yourself amongst the Roses if your a big fan! Lots of nice nooks and crannys. A great place for the Photographer with there Digital SLR Camera's. Sad to say it's only open June till August, I went at the end of July and they close on 2nd August, I found many species... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Spent a few hours enjoying the fragrance and sight of roses and the lovely trees and ponds. The tea shop served delightful cakes and scones and there was the choice of sitting inside or out. A bonus was the butterfly garden adjoining the area. Had to pay separately for each place but there was a discount if you visited both.... More 

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Really lovely place, beautiful roses and other flora, all really nicely presented. Calm and peaceful. Dog friendly. Nice tea room with some yummy cakes! £12 for two adults, two kids and a dog (kids and dog were basically free).

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

At this time of year the gardens are heavenly. I first went over twenty years ago, and although I live 15 minutes away, have only just gone back there to take a friend from out of town. We visited together mid June, and everything there was perfect. SInce I last went, the parking and reception have been made over, and... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Does exactly what it says on the tin! Beautiful, tranquil gardens full of roses and other plants & flowers (including 3 ponds with fish!) Plenty of space to stretch out and have a quiet picnic during the time you're there, and for just £6 entrance it really is a fine place to spend a few hours wandering around calmly. The... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

For those that like roses, this is the place for you ! All types of roses in delightful surroundings. Take your camera and a notebook. Most roses are marked and staff are incredibly helpful. Some roses for sale. Pleasant tearoom at rear Don't bring kids. Only open during rose season.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My wife and I visited the gardens on what we thought would be a quiet midweek day. We enjoyed seeing a large variety of roses and it was great that the planting enabled us to get up close to many to check the scents and note the names of ones we liked. In the café, there were a couple of... More 

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Welwyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have been here a few times now and each occasion has resulted in a pleasant experience. I went on a day which was very hot and, roses liking sun, it was a day for trying to find seats in the shade. There are plenty of seats but not a lot out of the sun. Nearly all the roses are... More 

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