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Address: Hill Close Gardens Visitor Centre Bread and Meat Close, Warwick CV34 6HF, England
Phone Number: +44 1926 493339
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hill Close Gardens are a rare example of victorian detached...

Hill Close Gardens are a rare example of victorian detached leisure/pleasure gardens. Once used by townsfolk who lived above their businesses and wanted to escape from the crowded town centre. Owners and tenants came here after work or on Sundays to tend their flowers, fruit and vegetables or to relax. These gardens have been fully restored to their original charm and boasts a visitor centre that can be hired out and is used as a cafe on weekends and bank holidays through the summer months. The gardens are open all year during weekdays. Plant / produce / gift sales. Special events are put on throughout the year.

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Apple Day

Wonderful real earthy educational interesting place to visit. Extremely wheelchair friendly and wonderful facilities for refreshments. A peaceful visit taking us elegantly back... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Dawn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Wonderful real earthy educational interesting place to visit. Extremely wheelchair friendly and wonderful facilities for refreshments. A peaceful visit taking us elegantly back in time to where we are now - yes most of us try and grow our own and what amazing ideas you can pick up here .........

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Thank Dawn S
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This venue has free 2 hours parking, the car park was full when we arrived so we went back to the road and found a space within a 1/4 of a mile, also free for the same time, fine for us pensioners of able body! Great afternoon with stalls of handcrafts and wildlife trusts and a beehive display, naturally there... More 

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Thank Dave W
Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a beautiful secluded garden on the banks of the river and in the shadow of Warwick Castle, lovely cottage garden flowers in abundance, very tranquil too

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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review but i think you have us mistaken with the Mill Gardens in Warwick. More 

West Mids
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Took a trip on a Sunday afternoon to view these gardens after seeing an article in a RHS magazine. The RHS member concerned got free entry, nothing for the infant and I think it was £4 for me. Received a pleasant welcome and a direction that the little one may like the willow tunnel into the garden that they use... More 

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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Hill Close is always looking for feedback so that we can improve the visitor experience. We are very glad you all enjoyed your time here. Thank you again and hopefully see you at the gardens again. More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The restored allotments at Hill Close Gardens are well worth a visit if you are interested in (social) history or enjoy peaceful, beautiful "room gardens" with a variety of flowers & at this time of year, fruit. Quiet & full of aromas. Run by helpful, friendly volunteers.

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Thank AndyHoldcroft
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Benjamin Chadband had organic gardening and food miles sewn up long before the concepts even existed. The Victorian confectioner and pork pie maker had a plot near his town centre shop that provided a retreat from the counter and meat for his customers. His slice of this communal hedged leisure garden, which was built on a gentle hill, had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

As we have an allotment we thought we'd visit these gardens. Saying that they are more than just allotments, they are a green oasis in a built up area that has & does provide an area for their owners to relax & grow flowers fruit & veg. They are located next to Warwick racecourse & there is two hours free... More 

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Hill Close G, Manager at Hill Close Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are all very happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Nice little gardens hidden at the back of Warwick race course. A lot of history involved with them on how they came about. Large car park and convenient to walk into Warwick town. Quite interesting, although a little disappointed, can appreciate its done by volunteers but it did need attention in parts, which is a shame. Huge old fruit trees,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

With less than 2 hours to spare in Warwick, my friend and I decided to visit this gem of a place. My friend is into gardening - a newly acquired hobby and found it a truly helpful visit in terms of plants, fruits and flowers and overall space between them. Gave her loads of ideas of how to set up... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

One of only a handful of Victorian pleasure gardens in the country. Skilfully restored and maintained, mainly by volunteers. Large variety of plants and shrubs, some of historical interest. Partnered with RHS. Open all the year round, but cafe only open at weekends during the summer.

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