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Gorgeous, good value, not well-known...

This venue is a well-kept secret. We spent several hours on a gorgeous day walking the expansive... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Delightful and inspirational

Even if you are not a gardener Bedrock Gardens is an enchanting place to visit. I recommend a... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
County Durham, United Kingdom
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Bedrock Gardens is a private 20-acre garden designed, built, and maintained by its two owners. It is notable for its horticulture, specimen plants, garden design, hardscape, and art.Please note that it is open to the public only on the third...more
45 High Rd, Lee, NH 03861-6202
+1 603-659-2903
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This venue is a well-kept secret. We spent several hours on a gorgeous day walking the expansive grounds that are sculpted with beautiful gardens and evocative sculptures made from junk. This venue is classy. It amazed me how even our local family did not know...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

Even if you are not a gardener Bedrock Gardens is an enchanting place to visit. I recommend a guided tour to appreciate how the owners created it out of a 1700s farm 30 years ago. If you are a gardener, you will find it inspirational....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

This garden is within my hometown and is well worth a visit. The gardens are extensive and the plant material is beautiful and unusual. There are also extraordinary pieces of garden art throughout the grounds which can be purchased.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Honestly just discovered the place after living in Lee for 8 years. I was honestly blown away by what they are doing and their future plans. The gardens are unexpectedly beautiful and the stream is great. The gem however is the metal sculpture work. Worth...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank zacharys200
Reviewed October 2, 2017

What an unusual and lovely place to visit. Many acres of garden plantings, from trees to flowers to grasses, augmented over decades, and all accentuated by Jill Nooney's whimsical sculptures. Many interesting sight lines have been planned and interwoven throughout. We took a free guided...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Two weekends a month during the growing seasons,sculptress and landscape artist Jill Nooney opens her previously private Bedrock Gardens to the public. Her imaginative sculptures from recycled metal are playfully placed throughout the 37 acre garden, Her "wiggle-waggle" stream provide a departure point from which...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Open on the first and third weekends from May through September with a special fairyhouse event Columbus Day weekend, this is an incredible destination conveniently located off exit 7, Route 101. Four of us took the tour and were so glad we did. On 37...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 821anital
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Took an afternoon and explored Bedrock Gardens in Lee NH earlier this month. Nice place to take a break and appreciate the hard work others do. Grounds and gardens in full bloom and nicely "manicured". Many places to sit and just look around, take in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Bear-in-Vermont
Robert M, Owner at Bedrock Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

I am glad that you enjoyed your visit! Re Trash: Bedrock Gardens does have a "Pack it in, pack it out" policy, and we do encourage picnicking. On the occasions that we do have a caterer, they do supply a trash container. Sorry you had...More

Reviewed June 19, 2017

Open house on the first and third weekends of the summer months is not enough time to take in the scope of this 38 acre wonderland of art and culture of various forms of garden art and unique plantings.For a ten dollar donation you could...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank WannaBTravln
Reviewed April 24, 2017

It's only April, so the garden was just starting to grow for the season. Not much in bloom yet but water and evergreens made a good background for visiting sculptures and the UNH student art show. The volunteers running the visitors tent at the front...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank traveller0508
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June 3, 2017|
Response from traveller0508 | Reviewed this property |
Not great. Parking is along the road or in a gravel parking area near the house. If you park on the road, it would be easy to take the wheelchair from there to the house, but it's a slightly uphill push from the road to... More
February 8, 2017|
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Response from simplegifts2016 | Reviewed this property |
no dogs allowed at Bedrock Gardens