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Royal National Rose Society Gardens - CLOSED

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End of season visit

We visited here on the last day of this years opening season and it was still very enjoyable... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2016
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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A lovely, dog-friendly afternoon out

The Gardens of the Rose is a marvellous place to visit and dogs are welcome, which is a real plus... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2016
Jill H
Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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  • Average10%
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  • Terrible3%
Dec 1, 2017
“Wonderful place”
Jun 15, 2017
“RNRS not even notifying members of closure”
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Chiswell Green, St. Albans AL2 3NY, England
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

Sadly greed has once again triumphed over reason and this place will soon be crawling with construction traffic thanks to the scourge of society - land hungry developers.

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank smallbrain
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I have been a member of the RNRS for over thirty years and still have membership up to January 2018. The Society has not even notified its members of the demise of the society and the closure of the garden. The first I heard was...More

Date of experience: July 2016
21  Thank Liz L
Reviewed June 13, 2017

it says clearly the garden opens on the 11 June, 2017 to 7 August. There is no sign that the park is closed for good. The Rnrs should let the public know that the garden is closed

Date of experience: June 2017
16  Thank Renata K
Reviewed June 9, 2017

This has now gone into administration. bbc website in May 2017 reported closure. butterfly world nearby also closed.

Date of experience: May 2017
9  Thank Derek E
Reviewed March 29, 2017

I visit Rose Garden every year in June. There are so many kind of roses in this beautiful and looked after rose gardens.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank hanna186
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We live quite close to the Royal National Rose Society Gardens and have visited it on a few occasions, the first being when my then partner and I got married and had our wedding photos taken with the garden backdrop. It looked a bit different...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank jacksD9242YE
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited here on the last day of this years opening season and it was still very enjoyable despite some the roses having finished flowering or not been at their best. Volunteers/ staff all very friendly and a nice little tea room which welcomed all...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 503lyndaa
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Visited on the last day to educate myself more on roses. I found a lot of the beds empty and quite unkempt, they needed deadheading badly, and most of the stock not named so not helping me going forward with educated choices. The refreshment area...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank froggy697
Reviewed August 8, 2016

The Gardens of the Rose is a marvellous place to visit and dogs are welcome, which is a real plus. We have been visiting these gardens every year for the last 23 years and are never disappointed. There were many roses in bloom when we...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jill H
Reviewed July 28, 2016

We expected more from a national garden with a hefty £6 entrance fee for what was on offer. We saw far too many roses which needed managing and not a gardener in sight. We were in and out in under an hour.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank LondonFozzy
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