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Address: Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England

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Reading's Oasis

Just off the main pedestrian centre of Reading can be found Forbury Gardens and what a find. Beautiful flower beds, mature trees, Reading's lungs A formal municipal gardens but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kate_boots
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Hook, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Winding paths, stunning lion sculpture, flowers and trees . Plenty of benches and grass to sit on. Busy this Sunday afternoon. Informative info boards. Shame the Abbey ruins next to the park are closed until they can be made stable and safe. A pleasant stroll from the park along the river.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the main pedestrian centre of Reading can be found Forbury Gardens and what a find. Beautiful flower beds, mature trees, Reading's lungs A formal municipal gardens but lovely and even better to see it being used and enjoyed by all, especially at lunch time. A place to sit and enjoy your lunch on the grass, on the benches,... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens in the town centre with plenty of seats to eat a picnic, an ice cream or just to rest and admire the gardens. We were staying at a nearby hotel with family and found it a quiet place to walk our 2 dogs. Some interesting features and a huge lion monument! We didn't use the toilets and the... More 

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Thank 120was
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The council have greatly improved the gardens and it's a nice place to visit. The only down fall are the discussing state of the toilets, I was embarrassed.

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Thank dawn20152016
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the gardens after afternoon tea it was so peaceful and colourful with all the flowers we paid our respect to all that gave their lives for their contry in all conflicts the lion is wonderful there is a band stand to their is a memorial to the v c medals awarded to the men who served in... More 

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Thank iswolf1956
Lakewood, Washington
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in the middle of town not far from the Town Hall and museum was this peaceful place. Near the old abbey ruins, a lovely monument to fallen soldiers and a bit of piece amid all the shopping

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Thank enumcop
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Gardens recently mainly to visit the ruins of Reading Abbey which is nearby. The Gardens are lovely and the Reading people were out in force due to the lovely weather, it's great to see parks being used like this. The Abbey, although closed, can sill be seen from a distance and is well worth a visit. Hopefully it... More 

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Thank James D
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have enjoyed spending many enjoyable times relaxing and strolling around the beautiful and well kept gardens in the park. The park was re-landscaped several years ago which was done with good taste and well engineered. It has a very relaxing feel and you can forget that just outside the traffic is rumbling by. The flower beds are always colourful,... More 

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Thank Ruth A
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

A nice place to sit and relax or walk around the gardens if you wish on a lovely summers day, but not if it is raining.

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Thank jezaal
United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Forbury Gardens is a small park/ green area on the edge of the town centre. There is a big lion statue in the middle with a bandstand. Nice for a quiet picnic or your lunch break - no play area for children so usually pretty quiet.

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