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“A Garden for All”
Review of The Gibberd Garden

The Gibberd Garden
Ranked #4 of 49 things to do in Harlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have been to The Gibberd Gardens many times attending either events and celebrations or just for an afternoon out with friends. The food, as well as the garden, is an additional attraction! This summer I organise a private tour of the garden for a local U3A banch. We listened to a great talk from Ken, followed by a visit to the house and a stroll round the garden before returning to the barn for tea and cake. A perfect afternoon for our group of 18. Next treat will be a visit in the Autumn to enjoy the colours followed by, no doubt, delicious homemade soup (my favourite is spicy parsnip!)

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

my first visit, didn't know what to expect but found the gardens an absolute delight. Not beds of flowers laid out in perfect rows but a quiet, interesting, unusual garden with trees, shrubs, interesting structures. A garden with many different aspects, each area was different in its own way. The Tea room was great, a LARGE pot of tea (6 cups) only 3 pounds and a delicious slice of carrot cake 1.50. and staffed by happy smiley people, OH JOY!

will definitely go again.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

A very interesting and unusual garden with many quirky structures and natural beauty. We enjoyed the experience of finding so many different forms of art-some of which suddenly came into view. An inventors delight.

We finished with a cream served by pleasant and helpful assistants. It is well worth visiting the house/ museum as the two volunteers give an insight into the life and works of Sir Freddie Gibberd.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

You should not take the Gilbert garden as just a garden. It has over grown paths and naturalised shrubs not normally associated with a ngs garden. What it does have is a great deal of interest. Sculptures and statues blended into a architectural outdoor space. We recommend the tour of the house, that goes a long way to explain the garden.
A must visit for anyone who lives in Harlow. Sir Gilbert did after all design much of your town. You might just see some familiar sites within the garden.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

How can this be a NGS garden? I was so terribly disappointed in every respect. Untidy, unkempt and I would not have even considered having tea there!

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