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Address: Spetchley, Worcester WR5 1RS, England
Phone Number: 01453 810303
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Description: Three miles east of Worcester surrounded by glorious countryside and deer...
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.
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Tranquil gardens with plenty to see

Spetchley is being upgraded with a new car park and walk way into the gardens. May is a good time to visit with the irises in full swing and the herbaceous borders firing up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
121 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Spetchley is being upgraded with a new car park and walk way into the gardens. May is a good time to visit with the irises in full swing and the herbaceous borders firing up. There is a huge investment in herbaceous and tree peonies that are in full bloom. There are still magnolias in bloom and late tulips too. We... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Secret garden atmosphere, if you love plants this is a must-see. Good level paths, lots of benches. We visited on 21st May and saw a fantastic collection of irises and peonies. Lots more to come, definitely recommend a visit. Friendly welcome at reception, look out for the lovely cards which are the work of one of the ladies in the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at Spetchley. It is a wonderful place to be and has, as you say, so much more to come over the next few years as we forge ahead with our revival project. The peonies are looking wonderful as are the Iris. Spring is such a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited for the day and what a wonderful surprise. So many colours of peonies, aqualegias, geraniums and gheums and so much more. The old trees are huge and set off the parkland and lake. The garden rooms are full of fascinating plants and the cold frames and beautiful conservatory and wonderfully maintained. A fantastic place to meander through, relaxing... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A vastly improved Welcome Centre and Gift Shop since our last visit several years ago,has been opened this year and now has a very modernised look. Helpful friendly staff providing useful advice on the various aspects of the current in vogue plants and shrubs for the time of year,is a map of the gardens provided. Podcasters are due to provided... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and I visited this attraction last summer specifically for the Roses. Having seen the advertisement for the Daffodil and Narcissus flowering in April, we decided to go again this Spring. What a difference a year makes. A brand new Entrance gate off the road, a well laid-out Car Park and a new building with information to welcome you.... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Spetchley holds an early Plant Fair which is small but perfectly formed, on the front lawn of Spetchley House every spring. It's for people who don't want the 'add ons' that are in many shows, it's just for people who love their plants and gardens. As well as the plant stalls there are short talks by stall holders, guided timed... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We used to attend this annual event on a regular basis, until it clashed with the Harrogate Flower show, but this year we thought we would give Harrogate a miss and come to this. The Plant fair was great, some interesting plants and unusual I we picked some real nice items. The entrance fee, as always, included the Gardens. We... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and I am glad that you enjoyed the plant fair which we have run in conjunction with Chris Pattison for over 20 years now. The 40 specialist nurseries all enjoyed themselves and provided some very high quality, specialist plants. However I am sad you did not enjoy the garden. We had some very good feedback... More 

Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Spetchley Gardens on a beautiful day with a wonderful Plant Fair. Absolutley stunning all round, a real paradise you need to visit often to take in all the blooms on offer. Today the beauty of Magnolia's, Spring Blossom, Azelea's, Rhododendron's , etc, were such a delight. The blooms to come over the coming weeks and months such as Iris's, an... More 

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UK
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44 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had been looking forward to visit having seen daffs on Great British garden revival on tv. Visited on easter Saturday. Not very tidy and very few plants for sale even though large area for such. Disappointing, not managed as well as Berkeley castle. Good to see most daffs labelled.

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am sorry you found Spetchley disappointing. As we say in our literature, that you should have recieved on entry to the garden, this is a big year for Spetchley with all the changes that will be happening and the gardens are really a work in progress. There has been a great deal... More 

Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The owners have had a National Lottery grant to restore the gardens and they are doing a great job. We have not visited for some years, so wee impressed by the new entrance and the wide variety of daffodils and narcissi in flower. Old gardens have been opened up and there are statues and fountains galore. You can also walk... More 

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