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Iford Manor: The Peto Garden

Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2BA, England
1225 863146
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new york
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I came across this place whilst cycling from Freshford. It was an atmospheric summers day and threatened to thunder. The skies were grey and bright at the same time. Finding this place under such circumstances heightened its already burgeoning beauty. The place delighted in many ways. Cream tea served from the house keepers hatch was delicious. The scones were the... More

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Gyor, Hungary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This garden is a must if you are nearby Bradford-on-Avon. The garden is huge and beautiful. Perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. There are flowers, statues and columns everywhere. It's italian design, what you probably wouldn't expect in England and makes a pleasant surprise.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The gardens are delightful, with many statues and a varied plant layout. If you do go, don't miss a cream tea, the fruit cake is delicious and cream, scones and tea are always welcome. as a bonus there was a string trio playing

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A lovely garden only open a few days per week from 2pm - 5pm. We saw it through the Gardener's World 2-for-1 garden booklet and as we were in Bradford-upon-Avon took the opportunity to visit. The garden is built up a hillside with different terraces, statuary, ponds, herbaceous planting. It is set in a beautiful valley with surrounding fields and... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We came here for my partner's 65th birthday, on the recommendation of friends. We both enjoy taking photographs, and there is much here among the architecture and statuary to catch the eye and the lens. It;s delightfully laid out, and the steep terraces are all linked by steps, which posed no problems to my partner, who sometimes has problems with... More

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Bristol
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I went last Saturday on a Girls Day out (well, afternoon) purchased through Groupon. Iford Manor opens at 2.00 and shuts around 5.00, but they're very flexible about closing. The grounds are lovely and the afternoon tea is to die for with a very wide range of refreshemtns available. You are allowed to take dogs too. All in all, a... More

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somerset, uk
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214 reviews 214 reviews
65 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I have often passed by Iford Manor and decided to visit on a Saturday afternoon in August to walk off our lunch. Plenty of parking in the car park opposite the grounds/manor. The Manor house was not open on this occasion but wasn't our main reason for the visit. We enjoyed a leisurely walk around the gardens/grounds... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A fabulous place to visit .... To walk around the gardens, listen to the wonderful music wafting from the cloisters and a delicious afternoon tea with friends.... this time courtesy of a Groupon voucher. An absolute treat. Have visited several times and it won't be the last. Thank you.

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Devizes
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Down in a valley, idyllically placed by the river. I would recommend visiting it when the wisteria is out. Last year I visited at that time but I was too late this year. The road down is long, steep and narrow and I think that another time I would park some distance away and make it into an afternoon's walk.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had been to Iford Manor a long time ago and decided to visit again today as the weather was favourable. The approach road is long and narrow and you keep doubting you are on the right track!! However when you arrive the gardens are beautiful and you can see how Peto was influenced by the gardens of Italy. The... More

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Bill_Hignett, Owner at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the garden - it's an exciting time with the three year border restoration project - Harold Peto's restored rose garden going in this month, and the terrace borders. Sorry to hear you were short on tea leaves - that's unusual, so I've retrained and re-labelled the pots. We use leaf tea because it's... More

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