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Address: Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England

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Lovely park to visit

Great park to visit for a picnic and often there is a coffee vendor and ice cream. Lovely park and nice place to admire some of the pretty pieces of Reading.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great park to visit for a picnic and often there is a coffee vendor and ice cream. Lovely park and nice place to admire some of the pretty pieces of Reading.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Only a small gardens but delightful. When I am walking around Reading I often take in a few minutes solitude in Forbury Gardens. Lovely.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We go to the park regularly in Summer to listen to the bands which play on a Sunday afternoon, there is a good cheap cafe which sells a great bacon sarni. The park holds plenty of events on other days through out the year. There is the Maiwand Lion memorial to see and figure out what is wrong with it

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It is actually located in the town centre and can be easily access from the station. It held some events regular, such as the French event in the summer. Good to enjoy a quiet afternoon in the park in a sunny day.

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Reading
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

cheap coffee shop, nice place to let the kids run around after a day at the shops. Also had picnics here when the kids were small.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I often walk through these gardens cutting through to Reading town centre. It has some of my favourite trees in it. A popular place in summer to sit on the grass and listen to the band playing. A lovely English day. It's also packed full of history; Jane Austin went to school near there, King Henry I is buried in... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have fond memories of walking through the Forbury Gardens twice a day to and from the train station when I worked in Reading many years ago, and of lingering there over lunch with colleagues on sunny days. I recently visited it for the first time in 20 years and found it as lovely as ever. Spring was just beginning... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Being a resident of Reading, we visit this garden very often...Its nice to visit in summer with Garden full of flowers....nice seasonal flowers....

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Forbury gardens are quite small, but contail the largest statue of a lion in the world ( if you discount the Sphinx) In summer there is a small café. The gardens are close to the railway station and town centre and sit in front of the Forbury Hotel

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A superbly appointed renovated building providing a great in-town location for excellent Full and Complete English Afternoon Tea. Offering an afternoon tea experience comparable to the best of the best in London without the travel.

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