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Kiftsgate Court Gardens

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Kiftsgate Court Gardens

356 Reviews
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Andrew B wrote a review Sep 2020
Lincoln, United Kingdom9,938 contributions445 helpful votes
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We visited on an early Wednesday afternoon in mid September and were surprised at how busy it was. There is a smallish car park although that leads to a larger (I think) overflow car park. Entrance fee of £9 is fair although free to HHA members. To be absolutely honest there were far too many visitors in the grounds which spoilt the visitor experience. In my opinion I don't think they have fully come to terms with what is needed because of the effects of covid. Just past the entrance you come to a rather complicated and unclear one way system which operates on narrow paths (nothing they can do about that) but it does lead to log jams at various points within these lovely gardens - a bit like a route march at times. The opening hours at present are 12pm to 6pm on the days they are open and not having a timed booking system, this on many days is going to lead to overcrowding? The popular 'pool' type water feature needed controlled access - it was simply far too busy. The cafe had a somewhat illogical one way system and if punters are spending £10+ there, it is not unreasonable to expect to be able to find a seat, if not in the cafe area then somewhere nearby and this did not happen. Having said all this, these are lovely, well maintained gardens with their own distinctive character and identity and whilst memories of some gardens quite quickly fade from the memory, they do not at Kiftsgate and I clearly remember it from our visit three years ago. There is a nice but steep walk down to an attractive pond overlooking the countryside - again this is a 'magnet' for visitors and was too busy on occasions. Quite a challenge getting nice photos. Comparisons are often made between here and it's very close neighbour, Hidcote which belongs to the NT. On this occasion we preferred Hidcote and this was largely down to the fact that it was a more relaxing experience walking round. Kiftsgate is definitely well worth a visit but prepare for it to be very busy.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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I and J wrote a review Sep 2020
Worksop, United Kingdom4 contributions
Unkempt. Untidy. A large area of Astroturf. At £9 per adult;overpriced. That's all I want to say but the Trip Advisor computer programme says I must write some more.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Bex1231 wrote a review Sep 2020
Braintree, Essex162 contributions151 helpful votes
Came here to visit on the afternoon of the 9/9/20. Unable to pre-book tickets in advance. Quite a few cars in the car park. Queue to pay and get in, once sorted you are guided to go to the left of the building to start making your way around. When we did it was rather crowded and made to the two metre distancing a problem. Everyone trying to take photos of the beautiful view but it really needed a staff member to control the amount of people in the area at the time. We quickly made our way through to avoid the crowd, didn't feel safe at that part. The garden was sign posted to follow it around due to Covid restrictions but at times there were too many people in one area which again made it impossible for the 2 metre rule. We heard some other people complaining it was to crowded too. It should have had restricted numbers as in so many at a time but not sure it was happening. We ended up hurrying around as we felt unsafe with the amount of people there, which was a shame as the gardens were pretty.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Elleney T wrote a review Sep 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom68 contributions20 helpful votes
We visited the gardens in the autumn but it was a lovely day weather wise and there are still quite a few flowers in bloom. The gardens are lovely, a few overgrown areas which could do with some TLC but overall lovely. There are a couple of steep paths to get to the lower garden which may not be suitable for those with low mobility. There is a one way system in place with a couple of pinch points but everyone was following the system which was good to see. We are a young couple and manged to get round within 45 minutes. I would say the price is fair, especially when you compare to some of the NT gardens. I would say that the tearoom needs some looking into, the hot refreshments offer wasn't great - basic tea & coffee and basic cakes.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rosie T wrote a review Sep 2020
Derby, United Kingdom509 contributions92 helpful votes
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Set in the side of a hill the gardens can be a bit steep in places but the views are spectacular. There is no booking required which makes it easier to just drop in . The gardens are set to be one way, with just a couple of pinch points and once we got used to that it was fine, initially we felt like we were queueing around but this eased after the first stretch. Great mix of traditional and modern planting, I’d definitely return and wholeheartedly recommend a visit. We brought a picnic and you are able to sit on the lawn near the car park and just enjoy the surroundings.
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