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Iford Manor: The Peto Garden

Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2BA, England
1225 863146
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Bath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 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
17 helpful votes 17 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

London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Not sure I would go too far out of my way to visit Ilford Manor but if you are doing the 2 Valleys Walk from Avoncliff or Freshford then this is a lovely place to visit on route. The garden is beautiful with the wisteria out - there is a lot of wisteria there! And the whole place is beautifully... More

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West Country
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The location is beautiful, as is the garden, even on a wet Sunday! The welcome from the lady at the entrance was less than welcoming however. We were there on a 'groupon' deal and she insisted on more details than we had. Had to try getting online and in the valley this was very slow! We had a cream tea... More

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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Found Iford Manor via Groupon, which without it I would of never known about this place. It does seem like its in the back of beyond in the deepest countryside but the setting is lovely. The garden may be smaller than other places, but it carries alot of history and I will definitely go back in the summer when the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This garden is one of the gems of the West Country, situated just a few miles outside of the classic city of Bath. It is not to be missed! It is a garden that is guaranteed to enchant you. We visit several times every year. It was designed and created by the legendary Harold Peto and has now been lovingly... More

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Peto Garden at Iford is just an amazing gem to have within walking distance of our home. If driving do take care with the narrow lanes that surround Iford! Throughout the summer there is the Tea 4 Three Concerts up at the Cloisters which are a delight and from end June to mid August there is the Iford Festival,... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We visited Iford Manor on our way to another place in the area. The road to this place was very narrow, we thought whether we are going the wrong way. But once we arrived at the place we realised that this is a real gem. We only wandered in the garden and it is very well kept. It is a... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The garden is not large however there is much of interest packed into it - statues, columns and various stone bits and pieces. These things are largely antiques or copies. Everywhere one looks there is a "romantic" view. We came from the picturesque village of Bradford on Avon and near to Iford Manor the road is, for a short way,... More

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