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The River Gardens

The Carrs, on the B1410 | Sleights, Whitby YO21 1RR, England
01947 810 329
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I don't know which to praise first. The riverside setting. The cafe with outdoor seating. The great plants or the croquet and putting greens. Plenty parking and places to sit just to admire the view. Steam trains pass by as well which is a bonus. Just a lovely place to visit and while away some time especially on such a... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very pleasant and helpful plant sales area, with play facliities (mini golf and croquet) and a very popular little cafe. Plenty of choice, and many outside tables (don't sit inside unless you like saunas!) We had tea and homemade strawberry cake on this visit, but the cooked food is just as good.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After spending the most of the day in Sandsend with our granddaughter we visited The River Gardens on our way back to our holiday cottage in Sleights,on the recommendation of our daughter and son in law.We found it to be very relaxing sitting by the river with a pot of tea and scones with jam and cream.The garden centre had... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
73 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Sit by the river,watch the steam trains and enjoy home made cakes. Then stroll through the garden centre admire the excellent selection of plants and shrubs , take one home ,plant and remember a great morning out.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stopped off here to look at the garden centre and decided on cream scones and tea from the cafe. Service was almost instant, order taken, teas prepared and served by friendly staff. Very fresh and tasty scone with cream and raspberry jam, excellent. The setting is very good with indoor and outdoor seating including on the river bank and in... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful table, riverside, Saw the steam train going past just across the river. Lovely setting, beautiful plants and lovely shop.

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The sun was beating down the air was full of the smells of late spring early summer and it was mid week . 6 bikers out for a fun day ,lunch stop The River Gardens Sleights and after 63 miles we were not disappointed .Ample parking for 6 large bikes in fact ample parking for just about anything ,table found... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Turn left from the A169 onto the B1410 Ruswarp road at the foot of the bank as you enter Sleights, and you'll quickly find the River Gardens Cafe combined with Perrys Plants. There is ample parking, and the setting really is idyllic. First enjoy a drink or light meal as you sit literally by the riverside and just take in... More 

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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

First time at the River Gardens but definitely not the last. Excellent poached eggs next to the river Esk...watched ducks and saw and heard the steam trains of the NYMR. Idyllic. Garden centre was very good value and the staff informative. Lots of parking and places to sit while watching putting or croquet. A great place for those less mobile.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

What an alround lovely place to spend a few hours. The garden with a mini golf and croquet were so pleasant with ample seating for my elderly parents. The garden centre was a delight and one of the cheapest we have been to. Although the choice of plants is now limited due to the time of year we still came... More 

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