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“A wonderful place”

Breezy Knees Gardens
Ranked #12 of 207 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 20 acres of extensive gardens featuring over 7,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. One of the largest gardens in Northern England if woodland and parkland are excluded.
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Breezy Knees was a very pleasant surprise. Didn't realise that it would be so big. A super set of gardens full of stunning colours and a huge range of plants. One of the best gardens we've visited and very reasonably priced.

2  Thank Peter T
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

An inspiring and fulfilling day out for anyone who enjoys gardening (all the plants are labelled in themed areas) or just pottering in 15 acres of beautiful flowers and shrubs. The vision of the designers is stunning and their achievement over the last 25 years amazing. Just one caveat - if you are visiting early in the week, take a picnic as the cafe is open Thu-Sun only.

5  Thank msp142
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We were recommended to visit reezy Knees but didn't expect what we saw. This is a garden well worth travelling to. It is in its early years yet but as it matures will be fantastic Other reviews will detail the place and rightly give it a high rating. The place is wonderfully imaginative as to layout and planting. A warm day in August was perfect - colour everywhere and in particular, wild-life friendly (save for rabbits which were, no doubt, expensively excluded). The only let-down for us was the lack of refreshments. It is clearly indicated that the cafe is not open Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday BUT in August?? There is a fairly long walk from where you pay to the garden itself- a sort of hortucultural motorway across a cornfield . On a hot summer's day in high season is it unreasonable to expect some kind of refreshment every day - if only for the holiday period? To get any lunch we had to leave the place,drive to the nearest village, and return again. Sort this out and this garden, in a few years, will become one of the Great Gardens.

3  Thank richard p
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

breezy knees what a wonderful suprise ,i,m a yorkshire girl and was told about these gardens from someone in lancashire ,it was such a wonderful time to visit a hot summers day gardeners heaven i cant believe ive never heard of them before come on visit yorshire these gardens are well worth a mention ,its a long way round the gardens and once through the gate there are no facilliteis ,you have to be quite good on your feet although it is level , i thought the cafe ok but could have had a little more choice unless the best had gone as we had visited the lavender feilds first ,all in all it was a fabulous day out any gardener would be dlighted with breezy knees

3  Thank Annette D
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Came across this fantastic garden by chance but it is truly a hidden gem and well worth a visit in the summer months. Cost to go in is £5 but good value for the money. Has a nice little cafe and an excellent nursery where you can buy perennials you have seen in the garden. A must for keen gardeners

3  Thank Go4fun2
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