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“Lovely garden, well worth an hour or so” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tintinhull Garden

Tintinhull Garden
Farm Street, Yeovil BA22 8PZ, England
01935 823289
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Yeovil
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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“Lovely garden, well worth an hour or so”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed in the house attached to the garden so were able to wander round at any time of day or night. Visitors enter the garden through the house although there are only a couple of rooms open to the public so the house itself is only 5 or 10 mins at most. The main point of this place is the garden which although it is only a couple of acres is worth an hour or so for a good look round or longer if you wish to sit on one of the numerous seats and relax. There is so much to see in such a small space, the garden being planted in a series of rooms. Most of the garden is formal planting but there is a large vegetable plot and a wild part with a great tree swing for young and old kids.

This is a great place to come for a look around and maybe a coffee before going to one of the other nearby NT places such as Montacute (10 mins drive).

The cafe looks basic compared to other NT properties although we did not try it but would say it is ok for coffee and cake but not a main meal.

Visited September 2013
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“Cute!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Really sweet little place, well worth going to on a lovely day for a look around and a coffee. Very relaxed.

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely gardens but a brief visit (and expensive if not a member)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I'm an NT member so the full adult admission of £7.50 for an adult full price will appear very steep to walk round this small (but nonetheless beautiful) gardens. Tintihull is a haven away from the madness of the modern world so picking a bench and watching the world go by is a worthwhile activity. But the gardens are small; if you would like a walk divert to nearer Montatcute House or Barrington Court.
The attraction has a small tea room in the stable block and a lovely orchard to picnic in but really this site is not for a planned day trip - do it on the pass through. I did like the fact that the kitchen garden supplies the restaurant at Montacute (the food there is excellent).

Visited August 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“Quietly beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A capsule of calm on a very busy few days holiday. This garden is so pleasant that you just want to sit and relax in it.

Visited August 2013
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“Small, but very beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We visited Tintinhull gardens after a visit to Montacute house. I don't think I've ever been to a lovelier garden ever! Apart from the kitchen garden, we sat down in all of the others and just admired our surroundings. Every one of the six "roomed"gardens had something different to offer and with the only noise traffic being cows mooing in the far distance, it was so very tranquil - as my husband said, " A real stress-buster" for those of us that normally live such busy lives. We had a cup of tea in the stable courtyard and then headed back in to walk around the quiet woodland area to the side of the kitchen garden. This also was very pleasant with large oak trees and a little wooden swing. The two rooms of the house that were open were pleasant, but it is publicised as Tintinhull Gardens and so those who complain about the house really shouldn't. The house is normally let out as a holiday home and so the two rooms on show are a bonus to the gardens. I really loved it and didn't want to leave. If it wasn't so far away, I would go back there every week!

Visited July 2013
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