Forbury Gardens

Forbury Gardens, Reading: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Forbury Gardens Reviews: 4/5

Forbury Gardens
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John W
Reading, UK18 contributions
Busy town centre but a quiet haven within it
Sep 2021
Just a lovely peaceful place, with its history clearly marked. I could spend a long time here reading the paper or just a few minutes enjoying the gardens but it will always be refreshing.
Written September 24, 2021
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john25423@outlook.com
Wokingham, UK18 contributions
Passing through Forbury Gardens
Jul 2020
A very pleasant oasis of peace and tranquillity in an otherwise busy town centre. Even more so on a nice sunny day.
Written December 16, 2020
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Ken Legg
Reading, UK83 contributions
It's just a park
Aug 2020
It's okay....but just for the Reading Abbey ruins & the commemorative Lion sculpture memorial that honors veterans & that makes it worthwhile but as as a garden no.
Written August 24, 2020
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IanTravller M
Reading, UK31 contributions
a special place in the centre of town
Jun 2020
Very close to the town centre. A haven of peace and quiet in the busy town centre. Ideal for a peaceful takeaway lunch and also good on a nice evening to sit and relax. Sit on the hill and enjoy the view of the Abbey.
Written August 9, 2020
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KentishPilgrim
Reading, UK117 contributions
A green Lung in a Wanabee City
Aug 2019
This sometimes pretty, sometimes green acre of fresh air on the way to find King Henrys Grave. Bad, Careless Abbot, who buried a King before the Alter, and then did not know where. Worthy of a hanging, and quartering, but then they did the same for King Richard, but at least that Council found him. Lovely proud 200 year old Black mulbury tree, fit for kids to clamber upon and to fall off from, and in season, Parks & Gardens brighten the place up with Pansies. A good place to et an Honest Burger. Not so much a barren desert as pictured. That is supposed to be grass, but they ran out of paint or water.
Written April 16, 2020
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Malkimalk
Reading, UK17 contributions
A hidden gem
Feb 2020
Forbury Gardens are a place of peace and tranquility right in the centre of Reading. One of Reading's hidden gems and of course right next door to the Abbey ruins.
Written February 13, 2020
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Ankit2385
Bengaluru, India427 contributions
Great Park close to Station
Jan 2020
We have been here couple of times.. in summer & recently for Winter on Ice. Best part is its location, which makes it easily accessible. Its a great place to spent time strolling around or just sit & enjoy on sunny day. Recently visited for Winter on Ice and had a good time with our 4 year old. Although its price is expensive but we had coupons from Groupon, so was fine enough. Overall had nice visit here both the times.
Written January 3, 2020
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judi423
Southampton, UK27 contributions
Peace in the middle of the city
Sep 2019
These are really pleasant, well kept gardens not far from the centre of the city. During the summer there seem to be quite a few 'events', so regularly there is something to see and do apart from being a nice place to sit when the weather is fine!
Written December 26, 2019
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK12,585 contributions
Town open space with interesting history
Dec 2019
This public space is located between the main town area and what’s left of the abbey (which is the meaning of a forbury). Large annual fairs were held here back in the day and it opened as a Pleasure Garden in 1856. A large Lion statue stands on a plinth as a monument to those men lost in an earlier Afghanistan war of 1880. Town war memorial sits outside the main entrance and a memorial to Trooper Potts VC, a local lad who won his medal at Gallipoli in 1915 stands nearby. When I visited a winter fair occupied a large part of the gardens.
Written December 19, 2019
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Deborah H
1 contribution
Forbury winter wonderland
Dec 2019 • Family
Absolute rubbish chaotic waste of money very very dissapoited got our booking wrong then blamed us, when we checked our booking was right had no apology so very upset 9 Yr old that didn't get to go any rides that was paid for
Written December 8, 2019
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