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Royal National Rose Society Gardens

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Address: Chiswell Green, St. Albans AL2 3NY, England
Phone Number: (0)1727952614
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Jewel in St Albans

Beautiful display of a huge variety of fragrant roses and other foliage . There are many walkways with ample seating which can help those with mobility problems. Just lovely to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
65YvonneT
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

visited recently and will definately come back. lots of roses in large garden. family loved the day out. clean and tidy

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Omaha, NE USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i knew I was going to have time to kill after leaving Heathrow after my long overnight flight and before my hotel north of London would be available, so I planned a stop at the Royal National Rose Society Gardens near St. Albans. I arrived at 10am as the gates were opened, and walked into a rosey wonderland. As I... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens were glorious at the end of June; thousands of roses and other interesting blooming plants. The only garden with possibly more roses is Mottisfont Abbey which has the collection of old-fashioned roses.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful display of a huge variety of fragrant roses and other foliage . There are many walkways with ample seating which can help those with mobility problems. Just lovely to sit and admire the roses at various intervals and from different locations. At present you can enjoy another visit free of charge as long as you get you initial ticket... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is only a review of the Royal National Rose Society's events department and and its wedding hosting facilities. My fiancé and I were extremely disappointed by the RNRS, to the extent we've had to change venues. 1/ Expect extra costs - After agreeing a price of the venue-hire and wedding package as outlined in the brochure; the RNRS decided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So interesting and informative. The smells are intoxicating. Very helpful and knowledgable staff. A plus is a lovely clean tea room with great cakes. Plenty of parking. Just off M25.

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Redbourn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In view of the recent poor weather, I was pleasantly surprised by the condition of the roses. The borders were well maintained and there were very few dead blooms to be seen. For anyone who is not a rose specialist these gardens would probably not merit a long journey but they could be combined with the nearby Abbey and Roman... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

These gardens makes for a very nice visit......nice but not special. It is pleasant enough wandering through the different roses set out in beds along with other planting and if you are a rose enthusiast you will find pleasures enough. Somehow I found it lacking for, afterall, late June is the height of season for roses. The restaurant is nice... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Paying £6 entrance wouldn't have been so bad had the gardens been well managed. Even allowing for the recent atrocious weather, the beds were appallingly maintained. Everywhere needed a gentle hoe, and in other areas the weeds have taken over completely. The amount of dead heading needed was shocking! The lawns weren't edged. The roses themselves were stunning. As you... More 

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South East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

My Nan lives nearby and we love visiting the rose gardens whenever we can. The gift shop is cute and sells great gifts and rose plants to take home. The cafe is brilliant and we like to get a couple of sandwiches and a scone and some cake slices with tea for all of us and make up our own... More 

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