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“Unpretentious and charming”

Jardin des Olfacties
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Coex
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Unpretentious and charming”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The garden is actually in the middle of the town which seems slightly incongruous. However once through the gates (free of charge) it opens out into a constantly changing environment, sometimes formal other times woodland and free flowing. The planting is obviously focused on the sensory experience but colour and form do not play second best. Obviously the impact of the fragrances differs depending on the season but even on a cold and damp day in May there was plenty to discover. Do go, this is a little gem.

Visited May 2014
3 Thank Anne001_12
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“This is a lovely place”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

You know, often in France something that is widely advertised turns out to be something or nothing. This garden bucks the trend. It is about 5 hectares of varied land full of some formal gardens and some landscaped/wilder areas at the foot of the church in the middle of Coex. The plants should all be fragrant at some time of the day so if you go more than once it would be an idea to vary the timing. In my opinion it comes alive when the sun comes out so take into account. Not a trip for a dull day.
Dogs are welcome on leads. Take poopie bags because it's too lovely to spoil. Roses were a disappointment. They need a visit from David Austin. Never mind.
It's a charming spot.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Liz J
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