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Well worth a visit - and free!

We went here well out of season in October but had a very pleasant hour wandering around. There was... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2016
LynnAnderson2011
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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hidden gem!

free gardens hidden away in coex. we only had time to explore a small part of it but it had a... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2016
loufoster1
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Jul 27, 2018
“Sad to see”
Sep 5, 2017
“Going downhill”
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Grande Rue, 85220 Coex, France
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We have been to Jardin des Olfacties several times on previous family holidays to the Vendée and it has been one of our favourite places. Sadly, as per the last review from Sept 2017, it has gone downhill dramatically, the reason is not clear but...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

The gardens were much more neglected this year than last. Access is now via some back entrance rather than the main entrance. Not sure what is happening here, I hope that the decline does not continue

Thank NickH_NickH
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We went here well out of season in October but had a very pleasant hour wandering around. There was still lots to see and photograph but I would imagine it would be breathtaking in the summer.

Thank LynnAnderson2011
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Really lovely garden to visit if in this area, only came across it by mistake, but was well worth going into

Thank 148disappointed2016
Reviewed August 18, 2016

free gardens hidden away in coex. we only had time to explore a small part of it but it had a bamboo forest, playground, zip wre, peacocks and chickens, ponds etc.

Thank loufoster1
Reviewed April 3, 2016

The garden is now free of charge to all people rather than just local residents. It is quite small but well laid out with ponds, water features and geese and swans. It is a good place to sit and rest with a picnic. At the...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed September 25, 2015

September is not the best time to visit if you want to see and smell a range of flowers. However the scent of the roses was still quite strong and the garden remains a tranquil and beautiful location for a visit (and it's free!).

Thank HEP_144
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Disappointing after being much heralded. Going in September of course means few flowers and scents. Tidy lawns and paths and some beds but most was unkempt. Fountains.

Thank Linden25
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Amazing place, the gardens are beautiful and the amount of different plants and fruit is plentiful, good few hours can be spent here.

Thank Judi47
Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

What a fascinating place in the middle of the town. It was advertised elsewhere about a night-time light and music attraction but since it has become free to enter that little bonus has disappeared. Walking around as a non gardener it was good, I did...More

Thank Mark T
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