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Absolutely beautiful

Garden is really good value, and not commercial but still really well set up. It has such a wide... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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An Absolute Delight!

We visited this garden as part of a gardens of Cornwall organised by a local garden centre. It... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
Welling, Kent
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Marsh Villa St. Andrews Road, Par, St Austell PL24 2LU, England
+44 1726 815920
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Garden is really good value, and not commercial but still really well set up. It has such a wide range of flowers and plants, with over 30 years of hard work and effort poured in to it. As you go through the garden it’s full...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank paulkim2018
Reviewed June 23, 2018

We visited this garden as part of a gardens of Cornwall organised by a local garden centre. It was our penultimate outing and, without naming the other well-known locations we visited, was undoubtedly the best. There is so much pretentious rubbish spouted at events such...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BrianMeliot
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This is a varied garden - part well manicured and part wild, centred around a lake. The leaflet was not all that helpful and there was limited interpretation available. The garden was colourful and there were a good variety of blooms.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alan C
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Hi, A visit is very worth while. The gardens are extensive, well kept and easy to access for people who are not so mobile. Unusually you are on trust to put your entrance fee on the honesty box, same as when you want a cup...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank brianinroche
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

This garden is an oasis of calm between a road and railway line. It is beautiful and I love its honesty and simplicity. Wander round a beautiful garden, have a cuppa and a biscuit, all done on an honesty "help yourself" basis. I love it,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Maggie F
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Found this green space by accident whilst looking for something interesting about Par. Easy to find (across the road past the Royal Inn) and being inside the gardens it's quite strange being close to the main road and the train station. It was interesting strolling...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank dnlu36
Reviewed July 2, 2017

The 3 acre garden started with an average of only 3 inches of top soil. And this was on top of a chalk base. Through hard work and artist vision, the owners have made this a lovely and charming garden. The paths lead to isolated...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank TwoT0Travel
Reviewed July 2, 2017

This was one of the most enjoyable garden visits our group had during our 20+ garden visit to southwest England. You must meet the owners, Judith and Harvey, in order to understand how they created this garden out of worse than nothing! As experienced travelers...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank sally9242014
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Not the biggest of Cornish gardens, but one designed by a couple who have made this garden their life's work. All the garden features are present here and it is so calming despite the GWR trains thundering past! If you near Par, this garden is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Stuart W
Reviewed April 20, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Marsh Villa Gardens. Having visited many of the famous big Cornish gardens it was lovely to come across a smaller garden which had so many interesting plants and was so beautifully maintained. One of the joys of visiting a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Sheena P
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September 30, 2016|
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Response from cornish051 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, as asicit says, about 5 minutes walk .