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The garden belonged to the landscape architect and masterplanner Frederick Gibberd. It is full of theatrical and whimsical touches showing - nothing modernist about it. The charming summer house feels like a princess should let down her hair. In the stream at the bottom of...More
Went exploring and found the gardens - came in the back roads - beautiful walk through fields and tree lined track. The gardens are delightful and very peaceful with some amazing sculptures - lots of people visiting but I still managed to find a quiet...More
Went there this week with 3 friends to take some photos. It was fairly quiet and by 3pm we almost had the place to ourselves. The gardens are still really nice and very natural with interesting works of art dotted around. Great place to take...More
Harlow New Town. He was one of the people that wanted sculptures to form part of the town and as well as making sure there were sculptures in the town he collected some for himself and now they are on display in his garden.
Gibberd Garden was created by Sir Frederick Gibberd - the main architect of Harlow New Town. He designed the garden and added sculptures, ceramic pots and architectural salvage from 1972 till his death in 1984.
Its now open to the public and is a great...More
My husband & I had a very nice few hours walking around these charming gardens. The art work was not my style but interesting pieces. Would return at a different time of year. We also enjoyed a nice cuppa in the tea room
For the price it is good value with children. Ours (aged 6 and 8) LOVED the tree swing and the castle with moat (and bridge). Not a great deal else for children but ours enjoyed having a ramble about in the grounds. Not stuffy like...More
Looking forward to visiting the gibberd gardens for a long while but was thoroughly disappointed. It was poorly maintained, there wasn’t any flowers to be seen apart from tulips in pots. I kept thinking looking at the map it was going to be really lovely...More
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When we visited there were a couple. Given the nature of the gardens I cannot believe you would be turned away. On the lead is a definite and clear up any "deposits` that may occur yourself. Respect goes a long way and in... More
When we visited there were a couple. Given the nature of the gardens I cannot believe you would be turned away. On the lead is a definite and clear up any "deposits` that may occur yourself. Respect goes a long way and in many directions. Enjoy and try the soup!!