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Spetchley Park Gardens

Spetchley, Worcester WR5 1RS, England
01453 810303
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Ranked #16 of 33 Attractions in Worcester
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Three miles east of Worcester surrounded by glorious countryside and deer park lays one of Britain’s best-kept secrets. Spetchley is a garden for all... more » Owner description: Three miles east of Worcester surrounded by glorious countryside and deer park lays one of Britain’s best-kept secrets. Spetchley is a garden for all tastes containing one of the biggest private collections of plant varieties outside the major botanical gardens. Spetchley is not a formal paradise of neatly manicured lawns or beds but rather a wondrous display of plants, shrubs and trees woven into a garden of many rooms and vistas. It is certainly an ever changing garden and one undergoing many changes. The Revival Project is in its infancy; a ten year project aimed at reviving Spetchley's wonderful legacy. Please follow us to see how we get on and come and visit to view this wonderful garden and watch its transformation. « less
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Poole, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
37 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Family owned garden set in about 30 acres. Trees, shrubs and plants abound giving interest to all ages. It also has a pleasant tea room, useful to rest the feet and refresh after your visit.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited this garden at the beginning of August and there is a lot to see - wide vistas, a lake, vegetable and cut flowers garden, quirky summer house, wide herbaceous borders, formal rose gardens. I think it would have been better a month earlier because a lot was going over, but there was still lots in bloom. There is... More

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Henry B, Manager at Spetchley Park Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and very kind words. Spetchley is an ever changing garden, probably more so now than ever. We are constantly striving to ensure that the garden caters for everyone's taste. It will take time but we hope we do provide something for all our visitors. For example in two weeks on 16 & 17 August we... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place is definitely worth a visit. The house is a bit of a thug but the gardens were delightful and the staff charming and knowledgable. I could just imagine Elgar fishing in that lake and wandering about the grounds puffing away on his pipe. You can even buy seeds, collected from the plants they grow. It gave me all... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Even though I'm not the keenest gardener I found walking the grounds to be an absolute pleasure. The grounds are lovely and they obviously go to a lot of trouble to make sure the gardens always have a lot to keep you interested.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As a Friend of Spetchley Park, we visit often and find new experiences each time. Plants on sale are unusual and food and drink at cafe very enjoyable.

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Henry B, Manager at Spetchley Park Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for becoming a friend of the gardens. Becoming a friend allows you to visit the gardens throughout the summer on open days as well as many other rewards. I am also glad you enjoyed our tea room, run by Chanterelles, it is full of local produce, the food is very good and the ambiance... More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My Husband & I visited this place on a recent trip to the U.K. I loved its informal aspects of the different gardens, with something different around each corner, a lovely lake and expansive lawn area, some magnificent mature trees. The roses are so beautiful, the staff and gardeners are so helpful, we were there also on a family history... More

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Henry B, Manager at Spetchley Park Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and very kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. I am interested to note your view that Spetchley is less of a formal garden. It is a refreshingly different in that it's many "rooms" offer visitors a fantastic array of beautiful and rare plants in a natural and free flowing... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I love this place and come often with my daughter, as we have bought a Friends membership. Disappointed therefore to have to sidestep some fresh dog poo the other day and see a dog running freely through the gardens. I was told that one of the Berkeley family walked her dog through the gardens (admittedly it was getting close to... More

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Henry B, Manager at Spetchley Park Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your reveiw on your visit to the gardens. I am sorry that it was soured by the arrival of dog poo. We are very careful to ensure that any dog poo is cleared away so that it does not affect the visitors experience. We are also very careful to ensure that any exposure to family pets is... More

St Sernin Du Plain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A fine old mansion with history. On a sunny day you can have a lovely walk in the gardens. Nice lunch facility in the open air. Plants and flowers etc for sale. Fine 4 century old church on the estate with lots of historic items. Gardens used to have lots af gardeners before the Great War, nowadays just 4 and... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The gardens here are nice, but they need a lot of attention as there are so many weeds around. The tearoom is nice, but very expensive for what you get !!

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Henry B, Manager at Spetchley Park Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which we value greatly. Spetchley is a beautiful garden but it is not a formal garden. It is a plantsman's garden and therefore emphasis is placed on the plant collections rather than the precise neatness of the beds. We also have a very small, valuable team of four full time gardeners and 5 volunteers to... More

Lee on the Solent
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lovely gardens with some unusual plants and some magnificent trees. We visited on a lovely sunny day and thought it well worth the visit. tea room was lovely with great scones.

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Henry B, Manager at Spetchley Park Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. Spetchley's attraction is its vast array of rare plants, shrubs and veteran trees both in the garden and the surrounding the park land. It is a place to see plants thriving in their natural environment. There is plenty of space at Spetchley, almost 30 acres, and so after a trip around the garden... More

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