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Larmer Tree Gardens

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Address: Tollard Royal, Salisbury SP5 5PT, England
Phone Number: 01725 516 228/5

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Quirky and delightful gardens

Bright sunshine always helps when visiting gardens but this place raises the game with numerous quirky buildings dotted around the whole area which you can explore. The gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2016
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset for the first time with my fiancé last weekend for the End of the Road festival. I am 7mtjs pregnant and it did rain so I couldn't experience the gardens to their full splendour but I could still appreciate the magic of them and how special a space it is. I imagine... More 

Thank Louise D
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to the Larmer Tree Gardens. They are beautiful victorian pleasure gardens that have been lovingly restored. The tea room is excellent and I love watching the majestic peacocks. There is a great music festival that takes place here every summer which is very family friendly and ingerates art, music and comedy. They also have food festivals... More 

Thank bowsera
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Bright sunshine always helps when visiting gardens but this place raises the game with numerous quirky buildings dotted around the whole area which you can explore. The gardens have the full range of plants from heathers and Gunnara in the sunken pond garden to woods with little picnic areas ideal for kids to play and hide in. The lawns are... More 

Thank Fetmoore
Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This was my second year, and I have only given it 4 Stars this year, as it was not quite as good as last year. I was in the Camp Rushmoor - comfy camping, and I highly recommend this camp site. The Hot showers were amazing - starting each day refreshed. The toilets were cleaned at least once a day,... More 

Thank Mandy C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Larmer Tree Festival in July takes place in these gardens; set in Cranbourne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Beauty. What a great festival. It has won awards fit the best small festival and the best toilets ! The showers and refuse/litter collection are really good too. It's also got a great choice of food caterers (vegan, vegetarian allergy, etc) and... More 

Thank yvonne c
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Portaloos were plentiful but dirty. We never saw them being cleaned and many had no paper. No other camping facilities in our field. Music was good but venue within the site was too small for the number of people.Had the feeling you were in a market. Loads of stalls selling expensive food and other goods. Music was good.We felt it... More 

Thank Maggie1000640
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Wednesday evening- not allowed to take pic- nics into venue or folding chairs. Our bags were actually searched for any offending food items! Reason: too many people. Suggestion: have less people, so that those who attend can enjoy music as well as their pic nics. Take a leaf of an idea from Abbotsbury Gardens who get it right every time... More 

Thank angieh935
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

My husband and I ended up having a protracted visit here during an afternoon. As we didn't quite know how 'big' the gardens would prove to be, we decided to have a crack at completing the fairy door hunt challenge...because we're big kids like that. Most of the directions were fine and were accompanied by photos of the doors, which... More 

Thank Anna L
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We visited here on a clear sunny summer's day and were not disappointed, in fact surprised to find such a lovely place so far out in the country. The grounds were so well looked after without being park like. There is a fairy door trail for the children - although we enjoyed the information too. Peacocks and Macaws roam freely... More 

Thank CruisingRose
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Lovely gardens to wander round with plenty of "garden rooms" to explore and enjoy. Several quirky buildings including a beautifully painted stage area.The peacocks wandering around are very tame and you can hand feed them if you're careful. Coffee at the cafe was nice but the cake was distinctly disappointing having been overcooked, at least the peacock enjoyed it! Staff... More 

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