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Was expecting a garden to match the photos on the website. Untidy, shabby and full of weeds.
Little information available and unable to follow the mentioned woodland walk. Either the arrow pointed in the wrong direction or the route had become too overgrown.
This was once the home of Lord Butler, a well known politician before becoming a Master of a Cambridge College and prior to that Augustus Courtauld, an arctic explorer. Some wonderful trees and an exceptional walled garden. We were treated to a lunch, after a...More
Visited today on NGS open day. As my other review indicates, we are regulars at Spencers and as recently as a year ago, I described it as my favourite place in Essex. However, a lingering suspicion that the present owners are not up to the...More
I travelled with two coachloads of people to this venue on Monday, 15th May 2017. It was raining, but we had all seen the weather forecast and we came armed with umbrellas.
It had been decided to split the meals into two sittings. We were...More
You'll need to wait till next year now to see it, but in a county which very much hides its lights under a bushell, Spencers is my favourite place (it opens for NGS and on Thursday afternoons in the summer). The walled garden in particular,...More
I didn't stay for a meal, but the gardens are gorgeous. Have already planned (through Invitation to View) to go back again this year, but mid-May, so that I might also see what must be the most spectacular wisteria (which clambers high into an enormous...More
As a coach operator I have just returned from a simply blissful afternoon with my passengers at a little piece of heaven. Spencers Garden at Great Yeldham, Essex is simply stunning. Our visit today (June 7) was blessed with sunshine which truly made the experience...More